Kaduna State Peace Commission (KAPECOM)
WORKING TOGETHER FOR PEACE
From our Blog:
The Kaduna State Peace Commission (KAPECOM) has formally launched a Conflict Early Warning and Early Response System (CEWERS) to facilitate in stepping up its peacekeeping and peacebuilding activities across the state. Barrister Priscilla Ankut, the Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, said in her remarks that CEWERS came about from the need to reinvigorate the chain of events from when threats are detected, reported and response time. The EVC explained that in designing the system, the commission took cognizance of some of the subtle and not-so-subtle signs that can lead to conflict
Concerned with the surge in criminal violence and insecurity in Kaduna State, senior Muslim and Christian Clerics offered special prayers for divine intervention yesterday in Kaduna. Convened under the auspices of House of Kaduna Family, the senior clerics, numbering 22 in all, expressed concern with the upsurge in insecurity and other crimes. Five clerics from each faith said the prayers, stressing that they were united under a common cause and were praying for divine intervention to bring back sanity in the state. Both Co-Chairmen, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi and Apostle Emmanuel Kure
The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of Kaduna State Peace Commission, Barrister Priscilla Ankut has urged stakeholders in the peace process in Atyap Chiefdom to be steadfast as they work towards achieving sustainable peace. Barrister Ankut gave the charge in an address at a training workshop for members of Atyap Peace and Security Partnership organised by the commission in Kaduna. She said over the years, the Commission has evolved initiatives such as capacity building, negotiation and mediation for several communities. This is because the Commission believes that community-driven initiatives involving state and non-state
Who We Are
Our people and communities have to be assisted to rise above the limitations of identity politics and its fixation on the things that divide. This government believes in a common humanity and upholds the right to citizenship of everyone who lives in the state… – Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State.
The primary objectives of the Commission are:
- The adoption of proactive measures in the development and implementation of strategies that would promote peace and harmonious co-existence;
- Conflict prevention
- Non-violent intervention, mediation and peaceful resolution of conflicts and disputes at communal and inter-group levels across the State.