The Nigeria Diaspora Security Forum (NDSF) has called for the development and implementation of a Civil Education and De-radicalization Curriculum for primary and secondary schools in Nigeria to ensure that Nigeria conquers the drivers of terrorism and block the recruitment of vulnerable youths for terrorist acts.
The group made the call in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. NDSF described the bombing by two suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist sect that had not long ago pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terrorists ISIS as “malicious and diabolical.”
The NDSF also called on the leadership of Nigerian Police Force (NPF) to setup a committee of academicians, serving NPF officers and security consultants to investigate Boko Haram interest in soft targets attacks to develop solutions and recommendations to protect Citizens.
The letter read: “NDSF is calling on the Ministry of Education to work on design, development and implementation of a Civil Education and De-radicalisation Curriculum for primary and secondary schools across Nigeria to ensure that we as a nation eradicate the drivers of terrorism and block the recruitment of vulnerable youths for acts of terrorism.
“NDSF is calling on the 36 States of the Federation and their respective Executive Governors to work with all relevant stakeholders including community leaders to develop concrete avenues for Community-Government Engagement so that the community spirit is revived and youth empowered.
“Nigeria Diaspora Security Forum (NDSF) will continue to support the FGN work to eradicate terrorism in our land which is alien to our culture.”
It urged Nigerians to understand that “the actions of the individual responsible for this carnage and their sponsor does not align with the desire of the great people of Nigeria who are peace loving people.”