Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has called on the international community to adopt a policy of visa denial to Nigerians who advocate violence and crime against humanity.
Protests and increased security measures had emerged nationwide after the announcement of the Presidential, Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections.
Some state governments had imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew due to the unrest.
Supporters of the Labour Party (LP) had gathered for peaceful protests at Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices nationwide on March 20.
However, Soyinka while speaking at the ‘World Poetry Day with Wole Soyinka’ organised by Providus Bank in Lagos on Tuesday, themed, ‘Restating Humanity with the Woman,’ noted that the foreigners should take action against those who commit violence.
He said, “I am calling on our visitors and foreigners to take action against those who commit violence to refuse them visas and put them on watch list.
“Tell them to stay in their homes. You must adopt policy to deny those who perpetrate violence in the name of religion, visa. It dehumanises the rest of us.
“Start compiling names of those, who have perpetrated violence, especially against the youths. I teach in Abu Dhabi and whenever I get there, I tell them to do the same.”