Unresolved disputes lead to armed conflicts – NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said most disputes across Nigeria gradually snowball into armed conflicts and human rights violations due to the absence of peaceful, justice, and equitable resolution in the early stages.

The Executive Secretary of the commission, Tony Ojukwu, said this in Abuja in commemoration of the 2022 International Peace Day, observed 21 September.

Mr Ojukwu advised concerned parties and non-Nigerians to observe early warning signals and to always adopt a peaceful approach to issues rather than engaging in conflict with disagreeing parties.

“Such conflicts and consequent insecurity, generate unfavorable development climate as well as drain resources for any meaningful development in the country,” he added.

The day is also an opportunity to take stock and support peace efforts so as to minimise conflicts which remain a huge challenge to human rights protection all over the world and Nigeria in particular.

“Disputes and injustices…

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