Orji Kalu reminds South-East violence masterminds of 1967 genocide

The Senate Chief Whip and former Governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, has warned those behind insecurity in the South-East, to remember the 1967 genocide.

on Tuesday, said the insecurity in the South-East was strange, adding that the Igbo were not known for burning houses to punish enemies as he questioned the sense in the killing of policemen and military officers.

He said, “The policemen and military officers being killed are fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, children

“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 infrastructure can never be the best path to express grievances. Whenever the 1967 to 1970 civil war is mentioned, it’s an emotive experience for any peace loving Nigerian not just an Igbo man.

“We should not either by words or actions pursue a repetition of that horrible genocide. We should come to understand that every war ends on a table.  Instead of destruction before coming to the table, is it not wiser to come to the table and avoid destruction?”



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