President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration accorded priority to improving civil security cooperation to enhance humanitarian intervention in the northeast.
Buhari made this known in Maiduguri at the inauguration of a three-day International Workshop on Improving Civil Security Cooperation CISEC in humanitarian intervention in northeast.
He said the workshop would provide opportunities for stakeholders to strategies and deliberate on the most effective and efficient ways to address challenges in the implementation of humanitarian actions in the region.
He noted that in many theaters of conflict across the globe, relationship between humanitarian and security actors responding to humanitarian crisis was always with mistrust and misunderstanding.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Faruk, said that when civil security relations were poorly managed, humanitarian action might be compounded by other security problems.