In light of the increased Violence and wanton killings perpetuated by violent Extremism groups in Northern Nigeria, and the North East in particular, SELL FOUNDATION NIGERIA has again recorded a milestone in its strategic efforts to foil the tide of radicalization and violent extremism by training community volunteers, selected members of the Civil Society Organizations, government and security agencies on Conflict Resolution/Countering violence Extremism.
The training which took place at the Youth Formation Centre, Bauchi from the 24th to 26th November, 2020was designed to empower participants with effective strategies to prevent and counter violent extremism.
The training first began with recollection of past scenarios as well previous trainings which gave participants the opportunity to reflect back on the past training and bring out the areas of strength and its impacts.
During the course of the training, participants reflected on the proliferation of pockets of radicalized groups springing out of the communities as a result of bad governance, unemployment, corruption, poverty, social inequality and adulterated religious teachings which have made it easier for the extremist groups to keep recruiting and radicalizing their followers especially the young people.
The training also provides us with the opportunity to converse with participants on the issues of climate change as well as care for the earth. The training had participants drawn from Gombe, Tafawa Balewa, and Bauchi.
Written by Emily Ranna Yinala
SELL Communications officer