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New police unit to curb communal clashes

23 October 2014, 09:03Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba has set up an entity to address communal clashes.

Four Assistant Inspectors General of Police chair the committee tagged the “Nigeria Police Committee on Prevention and Management of Communal Clashes."

The committee has twelve other members drawn from the six geo-political zones of the country.

According to a statement by Emmanuel Ojukwu, Force Public Relations Officer, Suleiman made the announcement during a working visit to Kaduna State.

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Ojukwu added that IGP had resolved to bring to an end, the pervasive communal clashes that had plagued different parts of the country.
He said the terms of reference include encouraging and facilitating dialogue among warring parties, conducting mediation meetings with aggrieved parties with a bid to peacefully resolving declared differences, developing and applying early warning mechanisms and systems of threats of communal clashes as well as mediating and applying Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services to avert conciliate and reported communal disputes before they escalate.

- CAJ News


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