This is an appeal to our government. We must stop the barbaric and consistent slaughter of IPOB members that we have been witnessing in the last few weeks and months.

The more Biafrans we kill the stronger the cause for Biafra gets. The logic is simple and it ought to be obvious to every discerning mind: we cannot fight a war on two fronts.

We cannot fight Boko Haram in the north and at the same time fight Biafra in the south.

This is the time for us to bury the hatchet and reach out to those passionate young igbos that feel marginalised and despised and that are obviously disgruntled.

This is the time for us to stretch out a hand of friendship to them and to attempt to soothe their pain. The igbo are not our enemies: they are our compatriots.

Whether we like it or not we must treat them with the requisite respect and sensitivity that they demand and deserve.

The more we kill their unarmed youth simply for marching in the streets and insisting on their right of self-determination the more we are courting a second civil war.

God forbid that it should ever come to that. God forbid that Nigerian should ever slaughter Nigerian again.

God forbid that we, once again, lose our peace and witness the depravity, barbarity, horror and shame of yet another civil war.