The Presidency has called all leaders and parties to moderate their utterances, to avert a repeat of the mistakes that led to civil war in the country in 1967.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who gave the advice in a statement in Abuja, said war serves as a potent warning on the dangers of aggressive regionalism, ethnic baiting and political corruption.

He also stressed the need to forge common memory that could serve as a bridge to a future free from the ravages of sectarianism.

The statement noted that war serves as a potent warning on the dangers of aggressive regionalism, ethnic baiting and political corruption.