From Ibrahim Kaulahi, Gusau
Zamfara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has organized a One Day Peace Talk aimed at ensuring global goals with a view to have a peaceful society for smoothie legitimate living among the teeming populace.
The meeting comprised of Security Chiefs, religious leaders, traditional rulers, Lawyers, Association of students and Journalists which mainly focused on causes of crimes and violences and the possible steps towards tackling and sanitizing communities in the state.
Speaking, Commandant Sani Mustapha, said the essence of the meeting is to ensure crime-free society by bringing all stakeholders on security to put hands on deck in finding possible ways for paying their quarters in the area of securing the state.
The Commandant further explained that, the state Command of the NSCDC is ready to work with stakeholders to fullfil it’s primary duty which always remain prevention of crimes and detection, detention and prosecution of law defaulters for peaceful society.
“Our doors remain opened 24 hours for the maintenance of law and order which could only be achieved through acquiring adequate cooperation from the stakeholders and the prevails of formidable synergy with sister agencies in the state”, Commandant Mustapha has assured.
Commandant Sani Mustapha however charged the stakeholders especially the religious leaders and youth to imbibe the culture of peace as the world celebrates this year’s International Day of Peace with the theme: Action for Peace: Our Ambition for the Global Goals.
The lead paper presenter in the event, Professor Lawal Mayanchi, Dean School of postgraduate studies, Federal University Gusau, enumerated the gains the society stands achieve if peace is given the center stage.
The University Don has educated the participants about the roles of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in the pursuit of Peace using civility and Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism to ensure that the masses are coexist together in peace.
In separate speeches by the religious leaders from the two major faith (Islam and Christianity) put more weights on the calls by Almighty God in Quran and Bible which enjoined the faithful to promote and encourage peace at any level.
Speaking, the Chairman Zamfara State Council of Ulama, Sheikh Malam Umar Kanoma, reiterated the importance of peace promotion between the Muslims and the teeming brothers in Christianity and other faithful.
Kanoma stressed that, Quran has condemned violence and religious intolerance, adding that, “The holy Quran has considered any group of persons or individual among the followers a cursed who will never be pardon by the Almighty God.
“Only those that live peaceful with brothers in other faith, their neighbors, friends and colleagues, will be granted living in paradise, and to enjoy bunches of worldly divine provisions and hereafter”, Kanoma has reiterated.
Also speaking, Reverend Daniel C. Egbo, emphasized that “The word peace appears 237 times in the Old testament with it’s appearance in Genesis 15:15 as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace, you shall be buried in a good old age.
He further informed that, Jesus worked nonviolently as he called people into his community of disciples and taught them to ready themselves to walk in his way, adding that, “Throughout his life he battled evil but never entered the battle with a force of arms, he fought with the word of truth, the power of love and the signs of and wonders of God”.