UNDP holds training workshop for security agencies on de-radicalisation and counter-terrorism

Oct 13, 2016

Participants at the UNDP/NIALS Training Workshop On De-radicalisation, Counter Terrorism And Migration In Northern Nigeria, Held At Rockview Hotel, Classic, Abuja 10-12th October, 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.