By Jawati Friday
Traditional and Religious leaders and other key humanitarian Actors in Adamawa State have been trained by the British Council on how to reintegrate victims of insurgency as well as the perpetrators.
The training which took place in Yola, the Adamawa State capital drew participants from eight local government Areas of the state.
The traditional and religious leaders and other key humanitarian actors were drawn from Madagali, Michika, Maiha, Mubi_ South, Mubi_North, Girei, Hong, and Gombi.
A Resource Person at the training, Dr. Tarila Marclint Ebiede explained that the three-day workshop was designed to support communities, traditional rulers, religious leaders, women, and other actors within communities to prepare and support them interns of reintegration of people that are associated with conflicts such as Boko Haram and other criminal groups in the northeastern of the country.
Dr. Tarila Ebiede said the essential issue at stake is to ensure that communities see the need for peacebuilding.
He, therefore, said the workshop is to engage traditional and religious leaders as well as women groups and key Actors to see how they can play their roles to facilitate the reintegration process.
The Coordinator, Managing Conflict in Nigeria Under British Council, Alhaji Abdulkadir who Ahmed explained that the program has been on the ground for the past four years in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states, stressed the need to sensitize people and educate them to have effective reintegration to go back to the communities.