Agency seeks support of non-state actors to curb conflicts in Plateau 



The Plateau Peace Agency (PPBA), has called on non-state actors and other critical stakeholders to support its efforts towards curbing the circle violence in the state.


Mr Joseph Lengmang, General (D-G), the agency, made the call at the Dissemination the Rapid Needs Assessment Report for Mangu and Bassa local government areas () the state.


The report was presented on Wednesday in Jos.


Lengmang, represented by Mr Godwin Okoko, the agency’s Programmes, said such collaboration would go a long way in addressing the circle violence in the state.


“This assessment was carried out to understand the root causes of the conflicts have bedeviled the state in the last 20 years or thereabout.


“It was conducted in order to open ways of possible collaboration between state and non-state actors to curb the circle of violence in the state.


“This way, it will possible potentials will trigger conflicts in the future will be addressed.


“So, we are here to present the report, and we invited representatives of the communities where this assessment was carried out to validate it,” he said.


The D-G said the project was conducted in partnership an international NGO, Nigeria Early Recovery Initiative (NERI), funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).


The News Agency of Nigeria (), reports representatives of youth and women , and community , among others, from the local government areas attended the event. ()