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Governors Must Demand Soldiers’ Withdrawal From Streets— Soyinka

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has called on state governors to demand the withdrawal of soldiers from the nation’s streets.

Reacting to the Tuesday killing of Lekki protesters, he said the army must also apologise to the nation and the international community for attacking demonstrators.

Soyinka in a statement on Wednesday, said, “ We commiserate with the bereaved and urge state governments to compensate material losses, wherever.

To commence any process of healing at all—dare one assume that this is the ultimate destination of desire?—the army must apologise, not merely to the nation but to the global community—the facts are indisputable—you the military opened fire on unarmed civilians.

There has to be structured restitution and assurance that such aberrations will not again be recorded.”

He advised affected governors to convoke town-hall meetings as a matter of urgency, saying curfew was not the solution.

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