Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has said that the only problem he had with the agitation by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was his language, which he described as disrespectful and inciting, according to Sahara Reporters.

The renowned literary icon said this In a recent interview with Noble Nigeria even as he argued that the IPOB leader committed no offence in calling for a separate nation of Biafra, noting that Kanu “was never accused of physically bombing any place or killing anyone”.

Soyinka argued further:

“He is one of the younger generations who inherited a burden of defeat, of resentment and a determination in their view, not to make the mistakes of their predecessors.

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According to him, that generation has a new will and a new understanding of history.

Speaking further on the issue, Soyinka said:

“The only problem I had with it was the language Nnamdi Kanu used over Radio Biafra. I listened to some of it, very incendiary and also disrespectful, I thought, of even his own people. I don’t want to go into details but all you have to do is listen to it.”

The literary icon posited that the Nigerian government’s continued detention of Kanu is a mistake.

The government of former President Muhammadu Buhari extradited the IPOB leader from Nairobi, Kenya, in June 2021, in controversial circumstances.

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Kanu has been in the custody of Department of State Services (DSS) then while facing trial on charges related to terrorism. Soyinka described the government’s action as kidnapping….S££ MOR£

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