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International NGO emphasizes mechanisms to check violence

An International Non-Governmental Organization, OXFAM has emphasized the need to take cognizance of early warning signs as a mechanism for early response to electoral violence to sustain peaceful co-existence in the society.

OXFAM Country Director in Nigeria Dr. Vincent Ahinso started this on Thursday in Kano at a two-day training for community stakeholders.

SOLACEBASE reports that the training tagged “EARLY WARNING, EARLY RESPONSE (EWER) System for Community Stakeholders” is aimed at strengthening community capacity to adopt mechanisms that promote peaceful co-existence, understanding the triggers of violence, mitigation measures, and build trust among various stakeholders within communities in Kano and Plateau states.

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Also speaking at the event OXFAM Kano State focal person, Isah Garba Muhammad said “the essence of the training is to ensure that community stakeholders are inundated on signs to look for and how to address issues before it turns into violence.

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He noted that “no society can develop in a chaotic environment.”

Garba added that “understanding of the early warning signs prevented violence before, after, and during the General Elections.”

Some of the participants who spoke at the training supported by START FUND applauded the initiative of the organizers noting that the training is timely.

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