By Frederick Peters, KADUNA
NEWSDAILYNIGERIA– The Kaduna state peace commission, (KAPECOM) has launched a ICT based, conflict early warning, early response system, (CEWERS) to help report threats to peace, security and harmonious coexistence aimed at mitigating violent conflict situations in the state.
The commission believed that with this breakthrough the community members are given the opportunity to collaborate with the commission. to nip in the bud, potential violent conflict situations before it gets out of hand, thereby complimenting their efforts towards sustainable peace in Kaduna state.
While addressing a press briefing on their activities at the commission’s office in Kaduna on Tuesday, the Chairman, Most Rev. Dr. Josiah Idowu- Fearon, said the support by the government of Norway and the United Nations Development Programme( UNDP) facilitated the establishment the ICT based CEWERS,
Which he noted is fully ” equipped with state of the art facilities that provide a platform for citizens to communicate and report incidences and threats to peace’
According to him, the” platform receives messages through verbal, short message service ( SMS or Text) email, Mobile App and Web portal adding that the mechanisms are inbuilt in the system to prompt immediate action by various emergency responders including the commission, security agencies, Traditional and religious leaders and local government peace committees among others
” we appeal to the media to help in publicising the availability of this platform so that the people of the state will be aware of its existence and use it to report threats to peace, security and harmonious coexistence ” he added