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Respond positively to Niger Delta militants, Soyinka tells FG

26 August 2016, 08:28

Abuja - Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka, has urged the Federal Government to "respond positively" to the outrage exhibited by militants in the Niger Delta, Punch reports.

Soyinka, who met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, revealed that he did not support any international intervention group during the meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Also read: Niger Delta Avengers appoint Soyinka to lead dialogue team

Stating that he was contacted personally in order to assist with mediation on the matter, Soyinka disclosed that he spoke out on his capacity as himself, and not as a representative of any group, Premium Times reports.

"I will appeal to the government to respond positively to the outrage of the militants in the Niger Delta region. They feel that government is seriously not responding to them. I am not speaking for any international group. I am speaking as Wole Soyinka," the Professor stated.

Read more at Punch

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