We Should Avoid a Repeat of the 1967 Civil War, Uzor Kalu Warns South-Easteners

Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has called on his fellow Easteners to consider dialogue, instead of violence in making known their grievances.

The Senate Chief Whip pleaded with South Easterners to avoid perpetrating crimes that will cause a repeat of the 1967 Civil War, when many Igbos lost their lives.

He said: “We should not either by words or actions pursue a repetition of the 1967 horrible genocide.”

”We should come to understand that every war ends on a table, instead of destructions before coming to the table. Is it not wiser to come to the table and avoid destruction? We need infrastructure. We need investments. We don’t need hostilities.”

He condemned the burning of Police stations, INEC offices and other government facilities in the area.

“The policemen and military officers being killed are fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, children, and relatives. Anyone that has lost a close relative knows what it means to lose parents or children.”

“I am more concerned about the lives lost because of the trickle-down effects on families. Our people are not known for burning homes to punish enemies. Destroying police stations and infrastructures can never be the best path to express grievances,” he added.

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