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Nigerian Civil War still poses challenges to country’s cohesion – Archbishop Kaigama

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THE Biafra Civil war of 1967-1970 has continued to pose serious challenges to social cohesion in the country even as it was immoral and regrettable.

  Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Ignatus Kaigama, who disclosed this while speaking at ST. Aloysius Parish, Mpapa Abuja, noted the prejudice and the ethnic stereotyping created by Biafra struggle are barriers to building bridges of love and peace.

  He observed that the war had marked a sad chapter in Nigeria’s history describing it as battle that should never have been fought.

  The Chief Shepherd, who was visibly worried at the level of insecurity and moral challenges, urged the electorate to elect only credible and liable political leaders who can unite the nation beyond the narrow confides of tribe and religion in 2023.

  His words, “it is expected that after 55years, the North, the South East and the South West and others need healing and purification of memory”.

  “We must all admit that the war was wrong and immoral and should never have been fought”.

  We must transcend prejudices and barriers to build bridges of peace and love.

  He urged the political class to engage themselves at this particular time to search and elect credible political leaders who can unite Nigerians for a better nation, urging Nigerians to pray for the transformation of the country and wait patiently and expectantly.

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