By CrossRiverWatch Admin
In a bid to enhance the capacity of officers of the Nigeria Police Force on issues concerning combating terrorism and respect for human rights, a coalition of non-governmental and civil society groups under the aegis of Nigeria Unite Against Terror (NUAT) will hold a 3 day retreat for the force across the country with CrossRiverWatch publisher, Agba Jalingo scheduled to speak in Calabar.
The training which is in its second phase, will hold across the 12 zonal commands of the force simultaneously from Monday December 5, to Wednesday December 7, 2016 with that of Zone 6 scheduled to hold at the Zonal Police Command headquarters with Jalingo to speak on the topic; Humans Rights: Strategies for cordial Police-Citizens’ Relation on Wednesday.
The three day event according to a letter titled; “Invitation as Resource Person at a Training on Human Rights and Police-Citizens’ Relation for Nigeria Police Officers Phase II” and addressed to Jalingo by the convener, Dr. Joe Oke Odumakin has as its objectives:
1. To enhance the capacity of the Nigeria Police Force through training on human rights and citizens’ relation; and
2. To facilitate respect and defense of the fundamental rights of the citizens in the Nigeria Police Force and establish cordial relations between the Police and Citizens.
Also, the letter said NUAT aims to “bring about respect for human rights and cordial relationship between the citizen and the police.”
NUAT according to the letter is “A trademark of Women Arise for Change Initiative, was convened in 2013 by Dr. Odumakin, with the mission to “unite civil society organizations to work against terror and other criminal vices by working together to eradicate all forms of terror, criminal vices and violent orientations in our society.”
Furthermore, it aims to advocate for “The eradication of crime and terror in our country Nigeria by working with the Police and other law enforcement agencies, using training, campaign, education, information sharing, network building and other sensitizations for the police and citizens cordial relation to eradicate insecurity in Nigeria.”