About 577 members of the Civilian Joint Task Force weekend completed a-two-week training on counter-terrorism at the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre in Jos, Plateau State.
The training was organised by the United Nations Development Programme and had participants from Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.
The UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, Frederick Ampiah, said the UNDP was concerned about the increasing insurgency and its attendant impact on the people of the northeast.
Represented by the UNDP Team Lead on Governance, Peace and Security, Mathew Alao, Ampiah said the world body would not relent in its efforts to reintegrate young men and women who had actively collaborated with the Military Joint Task Force to annihilate the dreaded Boko Haram.
He said the training was also aimed at guaranteeing peace and stability,a ctivate the local economy as well as make the beneficiaries economically viable.
The Director-General of the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre, Bitrus Bawa, described the UNDP’s interest in Nigeria’s wellbeing as encouraging.
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