Is Nigeria headed to another civil war?

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Former Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, has warned that recent events in the country are pointing to the direction of another civil war.

According to the professor, hate speeches, ethnic and regional irredentism and intolerance were on the rise in the country.

He added that these indicate the seeming unwillingness of Nigerians to live together in peace.

Gambari said, “this nonsense must stop. It must stop because Nigeria cannot afford it.”

The former envoy, who is also the Chancellor of Kwara State University, KWASU, Malete, said during the fifth convocation of the eight-year-old institution.

Gambari said, “We can’t afford it because it is distractive.

“At a time when we seek to reposition our country for stronger national cohesion and economic resurgence, to play our destined role in Africa and the world, we do not need this distraction.

“Governments across the country need a peaceful political and security atmosphere that allows them to concentrate on delivering the promised dividends of democracy to the people.