According to report reaching oyogist.com, Former Head of State and elder statesman, General Yakubu Gowon has warned youths in the country not to drag the nation into a civil war that may spell permanent doom for Nigerians.
He warned that a new civil war will take Nigeria backward in harrowing and unimaginable dimensions.
General Gowon issued the warning on Saturday in Abuja at a public lecture on “Rejigging the Security Architecture of Nigeria.
The former head of state was represented by a former Governor of Bauchi State, Major General Chris Abutu Garuba.
He described war as an unpleasant situation adding that those who have fallen victims to it would not wish that Nigeria goes into another one outside of the one fought between 1967 and 1970.
Gowon expressed deep concerns over the growing tension among the youths and appealed to the federal government to take up the challenge.