- Emmanuel Emenike has urged his kinsmen to stop the continuous land battles in his state
- The retired Nigerian striker warned them about the negative effects of unrests
- Emenike recently gave back to his community by building a massive hospital
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Former Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike has made a passionate appeal to his kinsmen in Anambra state to sheath their swords and embrace peace.
The 33-year-old said this through an open letter to the traditional rulers of the communities involved in fostering matters that could result in civil unrests.
Having witness similar occurrence in 1999, the former West Ham United and Olympiacos forward said the aftermath of any war be it big or small will always leave a lasting memory in the minds of those who survived it.
The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations highest goals scorer recently gifted his people a world-class hospital which will be commissioned soon enough.
"In recent times there have been pockets of disputes among these three zones at some point or the other. As a young man who has passionately invested in the unity and progress of our communities, I urge everyone to choose peace over war for there's nothing to be gained in a battle amongst brothers.
"We cannot continue to destroy ourselves. I am a witness to the 1999 war, the carnage and destruction it left in it's wake; not to mention the embarrassment it brought upon us. I therefore implore all the reputable Igwes in Anambra state, especially the traditional rulers of these three communities to develop an enduring solution to the land dispute that has been the bone of contention among brothers for so long.
"Please, let us all sheath our swords and embrace the developments that our communities are enjoying today, as we all play our role in harnessing the peace and prosperity of our land and people.
"I also urge our Youth to be more proactive with developmental projects rather than playing into the hands of warmongers at the slightest instance.
"War will only set us backward and derail our efforts towards prosperity and community building. In it's stead, we should strive towards better channels of conflict resolution, innovation, unity and peaceful coexistence. These are the bedrocks that guarantee steady upward mobility.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Emmanuel Emenike has given back to society in a big way as the former Super Eagles striker recently completed a world-class hospital in his hometown as seen on Instagram.
Despite retiring from international football in 2015, the 33-year-old forward has fulfilled his promise to the people of his home town in Imo state.
The two-story building is located along the highway which can be accessible to people to have quality health services.
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