NHRC adopts community approach in post insurgency reconciliation

NHRC adopts community based approach in reconciliation of IDPs

 

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC says it is adopting a community-based approach to reconciliation of persons affected by Boko Haram insurgency.

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Executive Secretary of the Commission Tony Ojukwu made this known to Journalists at a two-day training of community stakeholders and the transitional justice reconciliation committee in Maiduguri, the state capital.

NHRC adopts community based approach in reconciliation of IDPs

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The training organised by the National Human Rights Commission is aimed at institutionalising a transitional justice mechanism at all community levels.

This, the commission believes will translate to lasting peace, reconciliation and development in post conflict areas.

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A reconciliation committee for the three states most affected by conflict; Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, has been set up by the commission.

They are saddled with the responsibility of providing opportunity for confessions by perpetrators to victims and also reconcile them.

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Participants at the workshop believe that this would be an opportunity to rebuild trust in resettled communities.

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