Human rights organisations at the Coast have been challenged to take the lead role in taming violent extremism.
Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Hajj said the human rights organisations are directly in touch with the community at grassroots level within the region.
He said the non governmental organizations are better placed in the fight against extremism, criminal gangs among other forms of violence.
Hajj assured the human rights organisations in the region of government support in fighting terrorism in the region and countrywide.
“The situation is relatively calm but the problem is not over yet we need more zeal and efforts to completely eradicate it,” he noted.
Hi singled out Haki Africa human rights lobby as a vibrant organisation that spearheaded the fight against extremism in the country.
“By launching Counter Violent extremism strategy in the country we are on the right direction by securing our young generation from peril,” added Mr. Hajj.
[Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid. Photo/Ahmed Omar].
On his part, Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid said the efforts have yielded fruits.
He called for communal approach in taming the security and social problem in the region.
“If we all realise that excessive force can’t be used in taming ideologies, we will slowly contain violent extremism,” disclosed Mr. Khalid.
He appealed for support from the government so that the problem can be addressed.