Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has recounted how an Igbo man saved his life during the Civil War which happened in Nigeria between 1967-1970, recalling how an Igbo man sacrificed his life for him.
The governor who recalled the incident on the occasion of Nigeria’s 57th Independence anniversary during a church service held at the national headquarters of the Evangelical Church Winning All in Jos, Plateau State, urged Nigerians to abstain from conflict and crisis which might degenerate into war.
Recounting his experience, the governor recalled that the Igbo man, who was his guardian, was killed after saving his life during the crisis when he was three years old.
He said, “The memory of what happened to me when I was three years old is still fresh in my mind; an Igbo man who was my guardian that married my aunty was killed; but before he was killed, he took me and locked me inside a room.
“That memory is still fresh in my mind and anybody who is beating the drums of war has not seen it.