Orji Uzor Kalu, the Senate Chief Whip
has warned people of the South East to be wary of situations that can lead to another civil war.
Kalu further appealed to the Southeast to consider dialogue and desist from violence in their agitations.
Orji in the statement condemned the burning of Police stations and government facilities in the Southeast.
He said: “We should not either by words or actions pursue a repetition of the 1967 horrible genocide.
”We should come to understand that every war ends on a table, instead of destructions before coming to the table.
“Is it not wiser to come to the table and avoid destruction? We need infrastructure. We need investments. We don’t need hostilities.”
”The policemen and military officers being killed are fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, children, and relatives.
”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 infrastructures can never be the best path to express grievances,” he added.