Buhari refused Lie Detectors given by United States, claiming they would not work on Nigerians-Wole Soyinka
During a speech in Lagos on Thursday, the Nobel Laureate said President Muhammadu Buhari had previously rejected assistance from the United States of America to combat insurgency in the country.
Professor Wole Soyinka, a Nobel laureate, has stated that Nigeria requires assistance and should request it from the international community.
During a speech in Lagos on Thursday, the literary icon said President Muhammadu Buhari had previously rejected assistance from the United States of America to combat insurgency in the country.
He claimed that Buhari refused lie detectors and other technological assistance from the US, claiming that such devices would not work on Nigerians.
He claimed that he and several other concerned Nigerians approached the US Embassy and asked for the country’s assistance, but were told that Buhari had rejected earlier offers of assistance.
Prof Wole Soyinka’s words:
“The era of the slave trade is supposed to be over, if there is any impending violence, that qualifies us to ask for external, international help, I think it is the kidnapping and enslavement of our children, rather than look to mercenaries, let us ask for help internationally. A new era of slave trade is taking place and this is not a metaphor, you all know very well that we’re being sold in the market in Tripoli.
“They hand them over in planes, aeroplanes, schools; we are overqualified for international assistance and let us stop guiding spurious national integrity and false pride and say we have reached the limit.
“A lot of these security issues can be solved by technology. When this tragedy happened, we approached the US Embassy on our own and said we needed technical aid to solve these murders.
“From the US Embassy, we phoned the president because they told us that they had offered assistance. I asked what happened. They said the president was hesitating, so I said “Let’s phone him right here.” We phoned the president, and I said to him, “Don’t let it be heard that you were offered help to solve these murders and you failed.”