After the persistent insecurity in Nigeria and the murder of Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere, Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed has warned leaders in the South West to desist from instigating the war with their words.
Several Yoruba leaders like Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and the Aare Onakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams have all blasted the insecurity in Nigeria but Junaid feels they should be careful with what they sau.
Dr. Junaid said if war happened in Nigeria today, Yorubas will be the first to flee.
He disclosed this in an interview with Independent Newspaper.
His words, “We have to be very careful and mind our utterances. It is easy to start a war but it is not easy to stop it,
We all saw what happened during the Biafran war even though a lot of people who went through that experience have not learnt anything like some of the leaders of Afenifere. They have been making provocative statements in recent times.
“People’s lives are determined partly by their culture. These people are noisemakers and if there is war today, they will run away because most of them have houses outside the country. They make big, big noise but some of the real fighters who will fight until death don’t even talk about it.
“We shouldn’t allow these lousy people to lead us to war. War is not good. I want Nigerians to be careful because if the chips are down, these people will not be available to fight. They are calling for war, let the war start and we will see who will run first.”
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