Wole Soyinka on Boko Haram’s hit list.

Prof. Wole Soyinka has revealed that he is one of the prominent Nigerians marked by the dreaded Boko Haram sect for assassination.

The Nobel Laureate, in an interview with TheNEWS magazine revealed that he was not only on the sect’s assassination list but ‘very close to the top’.

Prof. Wole Soyinka said he has reported this to the security operatives in the country and they confirmed the information but he expressed disappointment that the security operatives have not taken action on the threat.

He said;

“The reason for this programme (elimination) which I know is very much their third phase, is that those pushing this agenda know very well that this could be the last straw that will break the camel’s back. And they would rather this country broke up and possibly in an inferno than continue to accept the loss, even though temporal loss of power in this country. For these people, government is the only business around.”

The Nobel Laureate also stated that cannot be intimidated into submission by the Boko Haram or any other violent group.

Soyinka said he was not against dialogue but the Boko Haram sect did not make public their demands so that they could sit at a round table with government.

He was quoted saying;

“I believe that one should not beg for existence. If the price of not coming to table is that you want to eliminate me, and you can do so, please do so. I am 77.

“Please, come to the debating table, but you will not persuade me simply because you have the capacity to blow me and my family up. You can simply go ahead, blow us up if you think that is the way you can do your conversation. But you will not bomb me to sit with you at table,”


  1. nawa o! Wch kain palava be dis?! Well, like our president said ”d sect ve top hands in FG and even in sss” . Am nt suprised!
    4 all i knw, dis is nt our fight, its d lord’s fight! All hope is nt lost yt cos he is stil d mighty man of valour.

  2. God will not allow them to have their way in your life. I know very soon, these mess and violence will be over. It may seem like we aren’t doing anything but i want to re-assure us that NIGERIANS are fervently praying. For one of the Pride of Nigerians (wole soyinka) no evil will before you.

  3. Letput aside ..No sentiment nd .emotion.. Let kall a spade a spade.. A white bucket .a white bucket.. If nt ,we all d innocents souls will suffer it…… Wheather boko haram or boko christain…. Thanks God … He confessed., we all knw d law .. It nt a christain or moslem law.. Wat goes around comes around.. We all shal reap wat we all sow…..

  4. Mr Wole. If God be for you, who will be against You. You are a hero and both young and adult as benefited from you. My prayer for you is that The Almighty God will order your steps. You’ll not fall into the hand of your enemies. Long live Soyinka