Event Reports

Interactive Workshop on Mitigating Violence

This 2-day workshop was held in partnership with COMMUNITY POLICING PARTNERS FOR JUSTICE, SECURITY AND DEMOCRATIC REFORMS (COMPPART) at Entry Point Hotel and Suites, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State from March 10 - 11, 2014.It was a security and conflict prevention workshop for the Zone 6 police zonal command, which comprises of Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers and Ebonyi States. The region is known to have serious security issues especially land disputes, youth violence, gang or cult wars, which have hampered development and trust among the different ethnic groups in the region.

Among the 50 participants were high ranking officers from Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp, Nigerian Immigration Service, Army, Nigerian Navy, Traditional Rulers, National Youth Council of Nigeria, National Council for Women Society, Federation of Muslim Women Association in Nigeria, National Union of Road Transport Workers, State Legislators, Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Christian Association of Nigeria, Ati-Annang, and Civil Society Organization who can play a vital role in security issues and Media.

Mr. Attah O. Bassey, Former Security and Intelligence Directorate for Social Mobilization Defunct Mass Mobilization for Social Justice, Self Reliance and Economic Recovery (MAMSER) was Chairman of the Workshop and gave an insight in the issues with his opening remarks. Prof. Etanibi Alemika, s leading security expert in Nigeria, facilitated the workshop.

All participants made free, fair and informative inputs and discussions worked towards having possible solutions to mitigate violence in the region. A communiqué committee was formed which issued a communiqué after it was adopted. The communiqué can be read at this webpage.