CS-CRIN  deploys 120 community peace advocates  to 10 LGA’s in  Kano

CS-CRIN  deploys 120 community peace advocates  to 10 LGA’s in  Kano

By Abdulgafar Oladimeji

Civil Society Conflict Resolution in Nigeria  CS-CRIN has deployed 120  volunteer community peace advocates to render communal services in  10 local governments in Kano state.

The national coordinator, CS-CRIN, Adeniyi Aremu  during a media parley session at Court road  in Kano last week,  disclosed that the peace advocates were trained with support from European Union, EU   through the British Council progamme tagged “ Agents For Citizen Transformation ACT.

According to him, the trained advocates  have been and deployed to the 8 metropolitan local governments alongside Rogo and Sumaila local governments in Kano south.

Aremu explained that the advocates are mandated to collaborate with security agencies to work towards forestalling  actions from actors that may constitute breach to  public peace.

Her added that the advocates are  expected to help in intelligence gathering that will  be forwarded to security agencies in efforts to maintain  public peace.

In his words “ we have trained 120  volunteers  and 10 of them are already  in each of the 10 local governments, to help promote peace and security in those areas.

“they are to serve as watchdogs to alert security agencies on any act that may lead to breach of peace, they have dedicated lines that they can use to communicate the police, whenever the need arises.”

The CS-CRIN  honcho further disclosed that religious leaders in the state have been trained on conflict management and peace building , adding that the motive  behind the training is to strengthen  peace in communities in the state.

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