Former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon has warned youths not to drag the Nation into another civil war.
Gatekeepers News reports that Former Head of State and elder statesman, General Yakubu Gowon has warned youths in the country not to drag the nation into a civil war that may spell permanent doom for Nigerians.
He warned that a new civil war will take Nigeria backwards in harrowing and unimaginable dimensions.
Gowon issued the warning at a public lecture on “Rejigging the Security Architecture of Nigeria in Abuja, FCT.
Gowon was represented by a former Governor of Bauchi State, Major General Chris Abutu Garuba.
He described war as an unpleasant situation adding that those who have fallen victims to it would not wish that Nigeria goes into another one outside of the one fought between 1967 and 1970.
Gowon expressed deep concerns over the growing tension among the youths and appealed to the federal government to take up the challenge.
A Professor of African History, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ibadan, Professor Isaac Olawale Albert while lending his voice said going into war will only escalate the problems confronting the nation.
“If you see war, you will run. It is only those who have never seen war that can call for it. It does not pay anyone.
He cautioned those drumming war drums, adding that Nigerians will gain nothing from it in the end.