By Phillip Yatai
Kaduna – The Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN), says that plans are underway for the inauguration of a Peace Building and Trauma Healing Centre in Jos, Plateau, on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Dr Yusuf Wushishi, General Secretary, CCN, made the disclosure on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna.
Wushishi said that the centre was built with support of the Protestant Church’s Agency for Development in Germany.
According to him, the centre would provide basic training on peace building and trauma handling to religious and community leaders, with particular emphasis on how to deal with traumatised individuals.
He said that establishing the centre was necessary following the incessant violent crises in the country that leave many people traumatised.
Wushishi described trauma as a very big gap that was not receiving due attention from many organisations engaged in peace building, adding that the centre was primarily designed to bridged that gap.
He said that families, who lived in other parts of the country, usually lose their property and lives to recurrent crises and returned to their home of origin empty handed.
He warned that failure to address the issue of trauma would like leave a big monster that could grow up and consume the entire country some day.
“It was particularly meant to address this problem that the centre was established,“ he added. (NAN)