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Northeast youths seek end to region’s crisis

By Rukayat Akanbi

Youths from the North Eastern part of Nigeria have converged on Bauchi to chart path for peace in the region among inter religious groups. Some of the youths who were drawn from different states as peace ambassadors at an annual summit of Justice Development and Social Cohesion Initiative in Bauchi advocated intensified efforts to unite religious leaders in achieving peace.

The Convener of Peace Ambassador Summit 2020, Rev Father Henry Kabang while speaking at a one day summit organised for youths drawn from the two religions –Islam and Christianity from Bauchi and Gombe states.

A resource person who is a security expert, DPO Mohammed Barau noted that extremism, poverty, poor communication, inequality and lack of trust contribute to conflicts. He urged the youths to be the agents of change for the Nation.

Earlier, Kabang had noted that at the time of pandemic, what is needed is peace and peaceful coexistence to be able to tackle the menace headlong pointing out that without peace no meaningful development could be achieved.

Participants were trained on various aspects of peace building and harmonious leaving. Kabang added that the summit was put together with a collaborative effort between Misereor in conjunction with Justice Development and Social Cohesion Initiative with the aim of bridging the gaps of misunderstanding between the two groups.

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