UPR Develops Matrix-based Conflict Plan To End  Crisis In Adamawa

By Hussaini Hammangabdo Yola

A Matrix-based  conflict resolution approach plan,  has been developed by Universal Periodic Review (UPR), to address re-emergence  communal and farmer/herders crisis in Adamawa through dialogue.

The plan process will commence  in the next cycle to  till  2023, would also review progress recorded in process of sustenance of human right and  identify the areas that Nigeria had made commitment by accepting UN shadow report  where it was reviewed the 3rd term in 2018.

Rev Peter Bartimawus, chairman Right Based Approach Project (RBPA), while declaring open one day workshop  for stakeholders, notes that,  awareness on  people on the working of the UPR mechanism, through workshops, training, communities outreach would be sustained on the best way to live in peace.

The U R mechanism was brain child of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN),  in colloboration with Adamawa United Forum and Reconciliation Movement, to advance the peaceful coexistence and promotion of human right.

The project RBAP, started as  efforts to lent voice on the violation of human right in the farmers/herders conflict particularly in the Numan federation.

The project along with Adamawa United Forum and Reconciliation Movement Draft  submitted a shadow reports at the 31 session  of the UPR where Nigeria was reviewed  the 3rd term.

Bartimawus added “We are using the mechanism to pursue peaceful and eqaliterian society  in the state and beyond especially with  increasing violence in Tingno, Lunguda/Waja conflicts and some farmer/herder crisis.

“Stakeholders, Christian and Mislims, farmers and herders would sit and look together into best ways to live together in peace.

Bappare Umaru Kem, Secretary, Jama’atu Nasrul Islam (JNI), identified sources of water as clashing point  for farmers and herders hence the need for the  duo to embrace peace.

The right based approach workshop based in UPR follows up  plan 2019- 2023, centered  on recommendation 148.70 to address discrimination against minority and vulnerable group by taking action to discourage politician from using religious, ethnic division.

Workshop participants came from  farmers, herders Christians and Muslims and religious inter-faith groups in the state.

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