To curb the spate of violence extremism in Nigeria, there is dire need for conscious efforts and stakeholders’ commitment, CLEEN Foundation has said.
CLEEN Foundation is a non-governmental organisation established in January 1998 with the mission of promoting public safety, security and accessible justice through the strategies of empirical research, legislative advocacy, demonstration programmes and publications, in partnership with government, civil society and the private sector.
According to the foundation, there is need for increased synergy in countering violent extremism in the North East region of the country.
Speaking at the second Inter-agency Workshop for state and non-state actors in countering violent extremism, the Executive Director of the Foundation, Benson Olugbuo, noted that there is need to review existing strategy and recommend roles for all stakeholders.
“As an organisation, we believe that engendering peace, security and human rights compliance in countering violence extremism could be achieve if conscious efforts and commitments are made towards engaging key stakeholders in dialogue and awareness creation on human rights compliance and need for increased synergy in counter violent extremism in the North East region.” Olugbuo said.
He added that the strategy review would ensure human rights compliance and accountability in the state counter-terrorism strategy.
Participants at the workshop includes: the National Human Rights Commission, the Nigerian Army amongst other key experts on Counter-Insurgency Strategy- Field Experience.