The residence of Professor Wole Soyinka, Nigeria’s Nobel Laurette, has been attacked in Abeokuta by Fulani herdsmen.
According to SaharaReporters, the Southern and Middle Belt Forum has now condemned the attack on the Abeokuta residence of the Nobel Laurette which took place on Tuesday.
It was learnt that Soyinka had moved to Lagos in the meantime, following the attack and one of the herders has been arrested.
It was also learnt that the rest ran away, leaving their cows behind.
A source in the area told SaharaReporters that the police and some hunters in the area have taken possession of the cows.
In a statement issued by the forum on Wednesday, signed by Yinka Odumakin (South-West); Chief Guy Ikokwu (South-East); Senator Bassey Henshaw (South-South); and Dr Isuwa Dogo (Middle Belt), the group described the attack on the professor as a painful development.
The group also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to caution Fulani herdsmen in the country, saying their criminal activities could cause division in Nigeria.
A video was shared on the social media where a man stated that Fulani herdsmen who attacked Prof Soyinka had been arrested by the police in Ogun.
However, when SaharaReporters contacted the Police spokesperson in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, he said he could not confirm the incident as he had yet to get full details from the Divisional Police Officer of the area where the incident occurred.