Wole Soyinka’s son has debunked rumours making rounds that Fulani herdsmen tried to attack the residence of his father to kill him.
A video going round on social media by an unamed individual claimed that Fulani Herdsmen had been caught trying to assassinate Wole Soyinka at his Abeokuta home but were currently detained in a police station near his residence.
His son has however denied the events. In response to a message asking if the contents of the video were true, he responded:
“Please send this information back down the chain and also if you know this Koiki Media who took the videos. Spreading such disinformation is dangerous.
To repeat, I have confirmed that while cows did stray onto his land yesterday, there has been no attack, no violence and no attempt to enter the house. Kindly debunk this information where you can. We do not need confusion added to the already tense situation in the country.”
(Dr Olaokun Soyinka, Weds Feb 10).