The President of the federal republic of Nigeria yesterday charged the good people of Nigeria to avoid mistakes and events that will spark disunity. He stated that Nigeria will not witness civil war again as the country marked 50 years of the end of the bloody civil war. Mr President gives his assurance to the populace saying that federal government will not forget the victims of the conflict as well as honour those who lost their lives on both sides.

In Abuja yesterday, his spokesman, Garba Shehu issued a statement thus; the president said that the war served as a “potent warning on the dangers of aggressive regionalism, ethnic baiting and political corruption. In it, we must forge common memory that can serve as a bridge to a future free from the ravages of sectarianism.

“We remember the past to draw its lessons; on how we move forward together and live in peace. Unfortunately, there are some who fail to recognise them and instead repeat its mistakes, preaching inflammatory rhetoric meant only to divide. We call on all leaders and parties to moderate their language.

“There were no victors in this war. Yet in rejecting division and embracing unity, we ensure those lives lost were not in vain.

“Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.

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