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Community leaders resolves 14,141 disputes in Borno – MCN

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 The Managing Conflict in Nigeria MCN says community leaders have resolved 14 141 cases through Alternative Dispute Resolution initiative in Borno 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 RSA NewsSourceCredit NAN
Community leaders resolves 14,141 disputes in Borno – MCN

Managing Conflict in Nigeria

The Managing Conflict in Nigeria (MCN), says community leaders have resolved 14,141 cases through Alternative Dispute Resolution initiative in Borno.

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British Council

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.

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State Team Lead

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.

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Dikwa and Gwoza Emirate Councils

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.

Community Peace and Safety Partnership

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.

Jere and Maiduguri

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.

Family Support Units

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.

Human Rights Commission

“We also trained police, security agencies, para military and Human Rights Commission personnel on SGBV case management,” he said.

Mustapha Gubio

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.

News Agency

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.

Food and Agriculture Organisation

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.

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NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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