The office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has commenced a three-day training of stakeholders on the prevention of violent extremism in Nigeria.
The NSA office said that the training was aimed at building the capacity of its partners in countering and responding to the threat of terrorism and violent extremism.
The training, which opened in Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, is being attended by participants from police training institutions, the media, Nigeria Correctional Service Centres, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Department of State Service, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and National Human Right Commission.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the participants are expected to focus on human rights laws and practice in the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE).
The workshop, according to the organisers, would also enhance the capacity of participants to adapt the manual in their various training institutions as well as mainstream and institutionalise the PVE Human Rights Sensitive training manual.
It would also focus on different aspects of human rights, including human rights and prevention of PVE in crime investigation, arrest and detention.
Others include “Human rights and the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) in Use of Force and Firearms in Law Enforcement.
“Human Rights, women’s right and the PVE in Law enforcement; Human rights and the PVE in the Treatment of Juveniles.
“Human Rights and the PVE in Investigating police violations and overview of violent extremism and the prevention.”
The National Security Adviser is a senior official in the cabinet of the President of Nigeria who serves as the chief advisor to the President on national security issues.
Nigeria continues to face multiple challenges posed by various terrorist groups with devastating human cost, in terms of lives lost or permanently altered, internally displaced persons and immensely negative consequences for economic and social development, said the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
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