VC seeks OPSH’s aid to stop open grazing in UNIJOS
• Security outfit organises tourney for peace in Plateau
• ActionAid, PIBCID trains 500 pupils as peace envoys
Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos (UNIJOS), Prof. Sabastine Maimako, has called on the Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) to assist the university stop open grazing on its campus.
In a statement signed by the Principal Assistance Registrar (Information and Publications) of the institution, Abdullahi Abdullahi, the VC said that the situation had defied resolution efforts between the university authorities and the herdsmen.
Speaking yesterday when he led principal officers of the university on a courtesy visit to the OPSH commander, Maj-Gen. Augustine Agundu, at the headquarters in Jos, Maimako commended OPSH and other security personnel for ensuring safety of staff and students.
At the weekend, the Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, had said that the church must uphold the sanctity of human life.
He spoke at the Archbishop Pastoral visit to St. Louis Parish, Jos, where over 100 parishioners received the sacrament of confirmation.
As part of its civil-military cooperation in Plateau State and to interface with the general public on the need to come up with operations that are non-military in nature, the OPSH decided to organise a football tournament for the youths in the state, cutting across religions and ethnicities.
Having eliminated some football clubs, the tournament peaked on Sunday, October 28 with two top scorers, Kabong Jenta and Mista Ali, to jostle for the golden boot.
Speaking with journalists after the match, the chief of staff of the OPSH, Brig-Gen. Mohammed Bello, urged the public, particularly the youths, to give the outfit the needed cooperation in its effort to bring peace to the state.
Meanwhile, Participation Initiative for Behavioural Change in Development (PIBCID), in partnership with ActionAid Nigeria, is training over 500 pupils as peace ambassadors in their communities to nip violent extremism in Kogi State in the bud.
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