The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has urged the state governments to set up peace agencies to address communal conflicts and insurgency.
The minister made the call in Ilorin the Kwara state capital at a strategic management retreat organised by the Institute for Peace and Conflicts Resolution (ICPR) ,Themed”Repositioning IPCR for Sustainable Peace ,Security and National Integration.
Represented by Ambassador Samson Itegboye, the minister urged the institute to partner with state to establish peace agencies.
Onyeama said Currently there were three states Plateau, Kaduna and Adamawa that have established peace agencies and commissions to address communal conflicts and insurgency.
He maintained that the strategies will offer precautionary approach to tackling root causes of violence in the country.