UNDP holds training workshop for security agencies on de-radicalisation and counter-terrorismOct 13, 2016
UNDP in partnership with the National Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), under the Japanese government-funded Deradicalization Counterterrorism and Migration project (DCM) recently organized a series of training workshop for officials drawn from Nigerian security agencies on the investigation and prosecution of terrorism with particular regard to the protection and support of witnesses and victims of terrorism.
Through training of security personnel drawn from the Nigerian security agencies and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC),Nigeria Immigration Service(NIS), Nigeria Prison Service (NPS),Federal Ministry of Justice, Legal Aid Council and National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
The UNDP Country Director , Mr Pa Lamin Beyai, was represented at the opening in the Abuja Stream of the Workshop by Group Captain Sadeeq Shehu), the UNDP De-radicalization and Counter terrorism Programme Analyst.
In his speech the UNDP Country Director, thanked the Japanese government and reiterated UNDP’s commitment to continue to work collaboratively with the Japanese government and Implementing Partners in the building of capacity of Nigerian security and judicial officers in the fight against terrorism.
A total of 169 Nigerian security officials were trained after the two workshops held in Abuja and Maiduguri.