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Why More Celebrities From South-East Should Emulate Jim Iyke And Condemn The Killings In The Region

While speaking at an event in Owerri, Imo State, Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, condemned the killings and violence which have been going on in the South-East region in recent times. Jim Iyke urged the youth in the region to shun violence and embrace peace. 

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He said that instead of taking up weapons, the youths should dialogue with the government and see how they can settle their differences.

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Speaking further, he said that the youths should not forget that the destruction going on in the region is not happening outside Igboland, but it is inside their land, and that they are killing themselves with their own hands. He said that a house fighting itself cannot stand, and that violence is not the best way to settle any issue. 

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As we already know, the South-East region has been a hotbed of violent attacks in recent times. Attacks on security operatives, burning of police stations and other government facilities seem to be the order of the day. The government has been putting in efforts to calm the tensions and restore peace in the region, but the work is yet to be over. 

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What Jim Iyke did was quite commendable, by condemning the violent attacks in the region, and that is what other celebrities from the South-East region need to emulate.

The South-East region boasts of a large number of celebrities in the music, film and other arms of the entertainment industry, and these celebrities command a lot of influence, and are seen as role models by millions of people. So their voices could go a long way if they speak out in large numbers and tell the youths in South-East that violence is not the best way to show their agitations, just as what Jim Iyke did.

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