Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has urged Nigerians to refrain from actions that could spark another civil war and thus turn citizens to refugees elsewhere.
AbdulRazaq stated this during the 45th anniversary of the Emir of Lafiagi, Alhaji Sa’adu Haliru in Lafiagi, headquarters of Edu Local Government Area of the state.
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The governor appealed for caution and peaceful resolution of the contending issues, as the #EndSARS protests, now marred by arson, was festering in some parts of the country.
“We need peace for Nigeria to succeed. There are various forces wanting to tear us apart. We must not allow that to happen. I want to appeal to protesters and other citizens to embrace peace.
“In the 1960s, there was a civil war that almost tore us apart. We must not allow that again.
“This is our fatherland. If we tear ourselves apart, we may become refugees elsewhere or become displaced in our own country. Let us stay together; let us resolve our differences. Let us remain peaceful as we are in Kwara.
“We thank our youths for being peaceful in Kwara, and we also continue to seek the support of traditional rulers to help us maintain peace in this state.
“I know they are doing their best and reaching out to our youths. Let us continue to remain peaceful”, the governor said. (NAN)