As part of recovery system in the Northeast affected by Boko Haram insurgency, Multi-sectoral Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP) Damaturu has constituted peace groups at state, local government levels in Yobe.
According to Project Coordinator in the state, Alhaji Musa Jidawa, represented by its Communication Specialist, Shuaibu Maidala, Thursday, said the three-day workshop would help regain lost peace as result of the insurgency.
“MCRP is working to restore peace in the Northeast by rebuilding infrastructure that were damaged or to provide the infrastructure that are critically needed as a result of Boko Haram conflicts, especially for people who migrated or forced to move elsewhere to leave as Internally Displaced Persons IDPs”, he said.
Jidawa said his organisation had been providing social interventions and transitional supports such as household day- to- day using materials, agricultural inputs and other livelihood materials.
Giving an over view of the project earlier, the Component Manager (C1) Adam Sadiq, said the peace group at the state level would also serve as a medium to resolve conflicts among and within community members.
Blueprint gathered that the groups would also work towards mediation for forgiveness and mutual coexistence as well as to serve as early warning mechanism that might bring about breakdown of law and order.
The programme was attended by heads of security agencies, religious leaders, representative of ministry of youths and community development among others.
Some of the frontline local governments that are being targeted include Gujba, Gulani, Yunusari, Geidam, Damaturu, among others.