Lagos - The American University of Nigeria (AUN)
has been recognised globally for preventing conflict between religious groups
and mobilising youth against terrorism.
The award lauds the university’s Adamawa Peacemakers
Initiative (AUN-API), a local community programme that prevents conflicts
between Christians and Muslims as well as using sports to prevent young people
from joining terrorist groups.
Created in 2010, AUN-API was among three winners out of 244
entrants from 61 countries.
The trio won $10 000 grant to be used to further the
recipients’ peace work, following the announcement in London (UK) and
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Dr Margee Ensign, AUN President expressed honour at the
“We’re grateful to all members of API, our interfaith clergy
and other leaders of API, but especially Abdulahi Bello, who coordinates our
Peace Through Sports programme.”
AUN is located in Yola, Adamawa State in northeastern
It enrolls over 1 500 undergraduate, graduate and nursery to
high school students.
- CAJ News