A group, Universal Peace and Violence Amelioration Centre (UPVAC) has urged Nigerians irrespective of religious and ethnic affiliations to live in peace with one another, saying it is the solution to the current security challenges in the country.
The group made the appeal during an empowerment programme it organised in collaboration with Algier12 Properties in Maiduguri, Borno State, to reach out to wounded soldiers and widows of fallen soldiers in the fight against insurgency.
The widows and wounded soldiers were given bags of rice, cooking oil, bundles of wrappers, customised T-shirts/caps, cash among others.
Speaking at the event, the chief executive officer (CEO) of UPAVC, Dr Itigbri Ogaga Jesse, said that they would continue this kind of empowerment globally, adding that they had done similar empowerment in Plateau State and Sierra Leone.
Also speaking, the director of humanitarian affairs and international development of the organisation, Amb. Orji Darlington, encouraged the widows and wounded soldiers to be steadfast.