UN pledges support to peacebuilding, security in Borno

UNODC Country Representative, Dr Oliver Stolpe (2nd L), with others during a visit to Borno Commissioner for Information and Internal Security, Prof.

Usman Tar, in Maiduguri on Friday

By Hamza SuleimanThe  United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) on Friday, pledged its support to peacebuilding, security and stability in Borno.

The UNODC Country Representative, Dr Oliver Stolpe, made the pledge in Maiduguri, when he visited the Commissioner of Information and Internal Security, Prof.

Usman Tar, in his office .

Stolpe expressed confidence in the  State Government’s efforts in restoring stability under the Borno Model for Managing Mass Defections.

He said that UNODC was  committed toward supporting aspects of the Borno model, especially transitional justice, human capacity building, technology and technical support to strengthen the model.

He also expressed UNODC’s willingness to support the improvement of the screening process for the returnees and addressing drug abuse and urban crime.

Responding, the commissioner    assured Stolpe that the ministry was ready to partner with the agency to improve peace, security and development in the state.



Edited by Sam Oditah

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