Group trains 75 religious leaders on peace building in Adamawa

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in collaboration with Muslim Council of Adamawa, has trained 75 religious leaders on how to prepare communities for peace-building and reconciliation in the state.

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Prof. Mala Mustapha, CDD Senior Research Fellow, spoke during the training on Saturday in Yola.

Mustapha said that the aim of the training was to build capacity of participants to promote peace and justice.

“To develop the requirements that make transitional justice and sustain peace in the communities devastated by the Boko Haram insurgency.

“Providing the relevant Islamic tenents for developing messages on specific themes on justice, fairness, peace, patience, repentance, remorse and forgiveness,” the senior researcher said.

He called on the participants to pay attention on the training and contribute their part to bring lasting peace in their respective communities.

Mr Gambo Jika, Chairman Muslim council, said that the participants were drawn from 21 local government areas of the state, including council members of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Jika said that the training was timely and at the end, participants would have the skills that could help in ensuring lasting peace in respective communities.

Mr Bashir Tahir, the training facilitator, said that it was significant, especially in the North East Sub region ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency and other violence.

Tahir said the introduction to the programme also assisted towards inclusion of repentant Boko Haram members into the community for onwards peace and peaceful co-existence in the communities.

NAN

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