The Nigerian Civil War claimed 100,000 soldiers, 2.1m civilians perished, 4.5m were displaced and 3m more became refugees in 1970.
If war breaks out today in Nigeria, it is estimated that 10m civilians will perish, 15m would be displaced and 20m will become refugees.
All West African nations have resolved to seal their borders and prevent Nigerian refugees from entering their nations as refugees.
The United Nations have warned that there won’t be any foreign aid or military intervention if war breaks out in Nigeria.
All Western nations have resolved to suspend issuance of visas to Nigerians as soon as war breaks out. In other words, Nigerians would be left to agonizing and painful deaths from a senseless war.
According to a study, the lingering impact of war in Nigeria will be more devastating to women and children as it will expose women to next-generation child survival, growth, and education, reduced adult stature on children, increased likelihood of being overweight, earlier age at first birth and lower educational attainment.
If war breaks out, it will take 100 years or more to “clean up” and stabilize Nigeria if ever, because of her huge population, language, and ethnic diversities etc.
In 100 days, 800,000 lives perished during the Rwandan Genocide out of a population of 5.936m in 1994. If war breaks out in Nigeria-God forbid- 80m lives would be gone in four months out of a total population of 210m.
The Ethiopian Civil War of 1974-1991 claimed nearly 1m lives and additional 1.2m souls perished because of famine. It lasted for nearly 17 years and after Eritrea broke away, Ethiopia became a landlocked nation.
The 3-year North-South Korean Civil War of 1950-1953 claimed 3m civilian deaths, 990,968 South Koreans and 1,550,000 North Korean soldiers perished, respectively. More than 1.2m soldiers were wounded and more than 1m people are still unaccounted for today.
The 7- year Liberian Civil War of 1989-1997 led to the deaths of 450,000 lives 2.326m. If war breaks out in Nigeria-God forbid-a 7-year war will claim 150m lives.
The 10-year Sierra Leone Civil War of 1991-2002 claimed 300,000 human lives with 2.5m people displaced in a total population of 4.966m. If we carelessly allow that to happen-again may God forbid- 150m Nigerians will die in 10 years. Let that sink in!