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Herdsmen Attack: Wole Soyinka’s Son Calls Viral Video Fake

Son of the Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, Olaokun says the purported video on social media that his father’s residence in Abeokuta was attacked was not true.

According to a astatement issued by the former Ogun state commissioner for Health Soyinka stated that it was true that cows did stray onto his land, but there was no attack or attempt to enter his father’s residence.

He stated that the video been spread was a disinformation which is dangerous.

Dr. Olaokun Soyinka concluded that the fake news could cause crisis adding confusion to the already tensed situation in the country.

Meanwhile, Ogun state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edward Ajogun who visited the residence of the Nobel Laureate for on the spot assessment has also debunked the attack story.

Speaking at the residence with newsmen, Mr. Ajogun confirmed that three cow owned by a Yoruba herder did strayed into to Professor Soyinka’s compound and both the cow and the herder are currently in police custody.

It had been reported on the social media that Professor Wole Soyinka’s residence was attacked by herdsmen which had raised some nerves before the story was debunked.

Wale Oluokun

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