The MCN programme is being implemented with support of the British Council, and trained community leaders on alternative dispute resolution to enhance peace building process at the grassroots.
The State Team Lead of the programme, Mr Buba Amin made this known at a stakeholders’ meeting on European Union (EU) support project tagged ” Borno Package” organised by Borno government for implementing partners, on Friday in Maiduguri.
He said the figure represented 82 per cent of cases recorded Borno, Biu, Dikwa and Gwoza Emirate Councils where 951 traditional rulers benefited from its training programme.
He said that 10 active Community Peace and Safety Partnership (CPSP) platforms had been created in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council; Jere, Mafa, Kaga, Monguno, Gubio, Hawul, Bayo, Biu and Kwaya Kusar Local Government Areas of the state.
The committee, he said, resolved 470 safety and security cases.
Amin said that 180 community leaders were also trained in dialogue, basic psychological counseling and reconciliation techniques, adding that 200 community members in Jere and Maiduguri metropolis benefitted from the psycho-social counselling.
According to Amin, the programme established Family Support Units (FSU) in Maiduguri, Biu and Monguno where 290 Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) recorded, adding that 192 of the cases were being acted on while the Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Maiduguri handled 1,144 clients.
“We trained 35 doctors, nurses, counsellors and medical laboratory scientists on management of SGBV.
“We also trained police, security agencies, para military and Human Rights Commission personnel on SGBV case management,” he said.
Also speaking, Mustapha Gubio, the Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, said the meeting was to appraise successes recorded as the programme rounded up to ensure sustainability.
He commended the EU and other implementing partners for their support, and urged the MCN to expand the scope of the second phase of the programme to resettled communities.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting was attended by representatives of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF); United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), World Health Organisation (WHO), and Mercy Corps.
Others are Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP), UN Women, International Rescue Committee, Plan International, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and Centre for Civilians in Conflict.