Beware of another civil war – Ohanaeze Ndigbo warns Nigerians

Nigerians have been warned to be cautious of another civil war looming as long as equity and fairness is denied some sections of the country.

President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, who gave the warning in a statement on Saturday said with the current structural imbalance in the political spectrum of the country, the nation is heading towards collapsing violently.

The Ohanaeze chieftain said as long as the North sees no wrong in scheming other zones out politically, it will not augur well for the country.

The adminstration of President Muhammadu Buhari has been accused of lopsidedness, which according to some quarters, has furthermore divided Nigerians along ethnic lines.

“There is no future for Nigeria. As long as the north decides to be unreasonable and unrealistic, this country can never get better,” Mr Nwodo said.

“The country is only heading for implosion as long as equity and fairness is denied some sections of the country. The only solution is restructuring or the country will eventually hit the rocks – if not today, tomorrow. What does it cost to be fair and live in peace?

“Certainly, nobody will blame anybody if emotion runs high and the thread holding the country becomes thin and snaps.

“No condition is permanent in life. There are ominous signs and the clouds are gathering. Let the remaining generation that witnessed the Nigerian civil war recant and save the country from the cataclysm that will envelop her if the upcoming generation are allowed to inherit the callousness and wickedness pervading the land now. Nigerians beware of civil war,” the leader of the socio-cultural group warned.

The South-East region in 1967 proclaimed its domain a sovereign state, dissociating from Nigeria. Their actions led to the first civil war which dragged on until 1970 when the secessionists gave up and were reunited back into the country.

Another secessionist group, Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) championing the restoration of the Biafra State, has been proscribed despite the group being a non-violent one.

Meanwhile, a former Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has told the people of the region to blame themselves for the political woes that has befallen them.