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Civil Society Group Trains Borno Youths On Violence-free Polls

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BEVERLY HILLS, March 22, (THEWILL) – Ahead of the rescheduled general elections, Borno youths are currently being trained on different modalities of ensuring violence-free elections.

The training is at the instance of a civil society group in the state, Fayda Human Development Initiatives (FHDI).

According to FDHI, the training became necessary because of the palpable tension and fear that the election may be violent.

Co-founder of FDHI, Alhaji Mohammed Kaka Bolori, said the training was organised in order to ensure peaceful elections in the state, stressing that this could only be achieved when different youth groups were educated on how to shun violence before and during or after the elections.

Bolori said: “There is need to eliminate or at least reduce fears about the outcome of the forthcoming general elections.

“As the elections draw closer, politicians have been busy making hate speeches and negative propaganda which could provoke other parties' supporters especially youths who can go on and cause havoc as a result. So, it is essential to educate youths on how to receive and handle that sort of provocative speeches.

“More so, the case is more frightening in Borno, since the state has been witnessing violence unleashed by the Boko Haram insurgents. Already, we are seeing elements of thuggery and other criminal acts in the name of electioneering campaigns; thus, youths need be enlightened to shun pre and post elections violence in the country.”