Former Mavin Records’ singer, Reekado Banks thinks that Nigeria is at the brink of civil war. The ‘Katapot’ singer took to Twitter yesterday, April 26 to air his frustrations. Perhaps it is the alarming rise in death toll from genocidal killings in the country that has got the singer venting.
He further called out Nigerian politicians, alleging that their schemes thrive in havoc and disunity. Banks ended the tweet by reminding Nigerians that the onus falls on them, as the eventual victims of the potential disaster, to do everything in their power to champion peace.
The last civil war in Nigeria was fought between the government of Nigeria headed by General Yakubu Gowon and the secessionist state of Biafra (South-Eastern Nigeria) led by Lt. Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu from 6 July 1967 to 15 January 1970. During the two and half years of the war, there were about 100,000 overall military casualties, while between 500,000 and 2 million Biafran civilians died of starvation