Soyinka said the federal government needed to stop pretending concerning the state of the nation and seek help as it had become clueless on what to do to address the troubling security situation in the country.
Soyinka’s warning is coming in the wake of the killing of Greeenfield University, Kaduna students and a high level of insecurity in Nigeria,.
In a statement released on Saturday, titled: “The endless Martyrdom of youth.”, Soyinka noted that Nigerian youth had become a pawn in the chessboard of Nigeria government, and that the killing of the student was heartbreaking.
Soyinka expressing his condolences to those bereaved said he mourns for ‘Nigerian youth so routinely sacrificed, burdened with uncertainty and traumatized beyond their capacity to cope.’
The statement reads in part: “Abubakar Atiku has summed up the nation’s feeling; this most recent savagery against our youth is heartbreaking. More than the heart is broken, however, more than millions of individual hearts still lay claim to bonds in common humanity.
“The already over-stretched sinews of moral restraint have been snapped off the casing of nation being, and nothing is left but the collective wails of impotence.