Wole Soyinka: "Religion Will Kill Us In Nigeria"
The Nobel Prize winner maid his remark on Thursday in Abuja at a book launch of renowned professor and author, Olufemi Vaughan.
He said, “If we do not tame religion in Nigeria, religion will kill us.
“Many Nigerians have paid the ultimate price because of religion and religion is now embedded in our society.
“Religion now induce trauma and anxiety instead of solace that it claims to give. Religion is the ironic product of human inadequacy.
“There is a monster always waiting to pounce on innocent Nigerians under the name of religion,” he added.
Soyinka said this in the heat of the recent killings of Christians in Southern Kaduna, an incident which has continued to fuel mutual mistrust among the diverse ethnic and religious groups in the country.