Miyetti Allah, Yoruba, others dialogue for peace

Young leaders of ethnic and socio-political groups in Lagos yesterday resolved to continue to work together to ensure peaceful coexistence in the country. The participants said a major conflict in Nigeria has the potential of engulfing the entire West Africa sub-region.

Some of the groups included the Miyetti Allah, Oodua People’s Congress, (OPC), Ijaw Youth Congress, (IYC), Igbo Youth Congress, (IYC), Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, (AYCF), Oodua Nationalist Coalition, (ONAC), Agbekoya, Middle Belt Indigenous Peoples Congress, (MBIPC), among many others.

The groups said in a joint statement issued at the end of a one-day training with the theme: ‘Engaging the Media, Community Based Groups for Peace building and Conflict Prevention’ organised by the Journalists for Democratic Rights, (JODER) with the support of the Institute for International Education, (IIE) and the Ford Foundation, West African Regional Office, urged the federal government to intensify the mopping up of…

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