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UN highlights role of youths in prevention of terrorism

Reports on the United Nations Independent Progress study on youths, peace and security and the role of young people in preventing violent extremism in the Lake Chad Basin have been launched in Abuja.

The study was a product of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 to better understand the global role of young people in the maintenance and promotion of International Peace and Security.

The Acting Director General Institute for Peace and conflict Resolution IPCR Dr Bakut Bakut said the the youths should not seen be seen as docile but problem solvers.

The chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related offenses Commission, ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, represented by a board member of the commission, Hajiya Hannatu Mohammed said the critical role of young people in activities geared towards preventing violent extremism cannot be over emphasised.

The event featured presentations of recommendations which will be presented to stakeholders for further actions in a later date.

Hamza Akali

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