Azubuike Ihejirika, a former Chief of Army Staff, stated on Thursday that war was not an option in the face of the country’s instability.
Ihejirika, who talked to journalists during the Chief Of Defence Staff’s visit to Owerri, Imo State, advocated for dialogue as a way for restoring peace to the country.
The CDS, Lucky Irabor, was in the state to meet with retired senior military personnel who are from the South-East zone to proffer solutions to the insecurities in the region nay the country.
Ihejirika recommended the federal government to go round in circles with groups that were angry about the system.
He stated that it was more acceptable to the international community for governments to engage in discussion with opposing factions rather than go to war.
He stated that he would back any strategy that would assure the country’s maximum peace and order.
The ex-COAS said, “All over the world, it is better to jaw-jaw than to war-war. It is important for government to go for dialogue. I stand for the approach that would ensure peace in our country.”
On his part, Irabor said, “I am honoured to see very respected retired senior military personnel, especially my former boss, Lt General Azubuike Ihejirika here. You are the most critical stakeholders in our quest to ending the imbalance in our country.”