The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan stated this while speaking with newsmen at a monthly forum with media practitioners on peace journalism held in Kaduna.
The Monthly forum with media practitioners on peace journalism was organized by the Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna with a view to bringing journalists and other critical stakeholders together to brainstorm on pressing issues pertaining to socio-economic development.
The forum aims to inspire journalists to contribute their quota towards maintaining peace and development through their reportage.
Speaking with newsmen after the meeting, Kaduna State Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs Mr Samuel Aruwan said the state government requires the contribution of media organizations to sensitize members of the public on participatory governance to address any challenges in the state.
He stressed that the peace and stability of any state or nation depends in media reportage.
Mr. Aruwan commended the Interfaith Mediation Centre for the initiative aimed at promoting peace journalism in the state and the country as a whole.
The Co – Executive Director, Interfaith Mediation center, Reverend James Wuye said there is an urgent need for government to educate and enlighten students about basic security tips in case of any armed bandit attack in schools.
Reverend Wuye noted that community leaders and parents should work together with government in order to win the war against kidnapping and banditry in the State.
Journalist from various media organisations attended the monthly Forum.