IPCR hails Nigerian Army for role in conflict resolution
A group, the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has praised the Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) of the Nigerian Army for its role in conflict management and resolution.
The IPCR hailed the Nigerian Army during its speech on Thursday while on a courtesy visit to the Headquarters of the OPSH in Jos, Plateau State.
Speaking during the visit, the Head of the Zonal Office of the IPCR in Jos, Adejo Haruna, expressed satisfaction with the early response mechanism recently put in place by the OPSH to checkmate the crisis on the Plateau.
Haruna disclosed that the institute is a federal government agency established to engage in conflict resolution and peace-building in Sub-Saharan Africa.
“The IPCR has enhanced the use of non-kinetic approach, research, interventions and capacity building of crisis-affected communities,” he said.
“Non-kinetic and kinetic approaches are required to permanently address and prevent recurring of conflicts on the Plateau.”
The Zonal Head who also presented a report on the dynamics of conflict in Nigeria and on the Plateau as well as the way forward for the OPSH said both agencies must continually collaborate to achieve effective peace and conflict resolution in areas marked vulnerable to conflict.
In his response, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division Nigerian Army (NA) and Commander OPSH, Major General Abdulsalami Bagudu Ibrahim, thanked the group.
“I thank you for your support to the security agencies in managing the conflicts, especially in the area of recurring farmer/herder crisis on the plateau,” Ibrahim stated.
He also tasked the people to continually support the efforts of the security agencies in tackling insecurity by uniting against the enemies of peace.
General Ibrahim assured that the OPSH will continue to engage relevant organisations and stakeholders in a bid to apply new strategies to improve the security of lives and property of people in various communities and bring an end to conflicts on the Plateau and the country at large.
The GOC/Comd OPSH stated that there is no conflict-free society however, the ability to resolve conflicts within the shortest possible time is essential to the healthy existence of the society.
The high point of the visit was the presentation of a report on the dynamics of conflict in Nigeria and the way forward to the GOC/Comd OPSH, the presentation of souvenirs and group photographs.