From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Following recent security challenges facing the country, the International Peace Secure Society (IPSS), has sponsored the training of over 1200 youths from different security formations to enable them keep abreast with standard techniques of tackling security matters.
The Director-General of the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), YahayaDanjuma-Yusuf, stated this during the training of 500 youths from various states of the country held in Kano, at the weekend.
According to him, in 2019, IPSS trained 700 youths, while 500 youths were captured in the Kano programme.
He said some of the beneficiaries for the previous training have been absorbed into community policing, especially the Special Police Constabulary and other security outfits recognised by the law.
Danjuma-Yusuf further stated that the idea behind the training was to promote security, ensure peaceful coexistence, unity, discouraging the issue of corruption and also promoting human rights in the society.
According to him “at the end of the training, we want to achieve so many things, especially things that will promote security of the nation.
And part of what we want to achieve is community policing. This will also bridge the gap between the people and the law enforcement agencies in the country.
“This will give the public the feelings that they are carried along and feel the impact that they are engaged to contribute to the peaceful coexistence, unity and security of the nation.”
He said the youths would be trained on how to source for information and also cooperate with the security agencies in preventing crimes in the country.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Program Coordinator, IPSS, Mr.Nsikan James-Nwaokoop said the aim of the project was also to bridge the gap between the security personnel and the public by creating an understanding through training and information sharing on security related issues.
“The IPSS is an NGO operating in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa with an objective to facilitate government efforts on peace building, non-violent education and alternative dispute resolution and capacity building among our youths.
“We, therefore, call on individuals, groups and organisations for partnership, for them to aver themselves this great opportunity to key in fully on this project of security education,” he stated.