One Hundred and Fifteen Muslim university students studying in Rwanda and abroad together with senior officers of Rwanda National Police (RNP) on July 27 held a one-day workshop aimed at forging partnership with a view to preventing and fighting crime with particular focus on radicalisation and extremism.
The workshop held at RNP General Headquarters was graced by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmanuel K Gasana and attended by Mufuti Sheikh Slim Habimana
The IGP Gasana reminded Muslim students to always consider the national vision that is tailored towards national transformation, unity, thinking big and accountability. He emphasized the need for collaboration and cooperation to eradicate radicalisation.
“Collaboration is one way we can collectively avoid cases of radicalization from rooting in our communities ; wherever you encounter a situation of radicalization or extremism, quickly inform the relevant authorities…this is why we formed this kind of partnership,” IGP said.
During the workshop, Mufti Habimana told the youth that they constitute the big elite part of the Islamic community and should ensure they uphold national values.
The workshop held under the theme “Partnering to shape our environment for a safer future,” students and expert discussants deliberated on different topics including; “Islam, Culture and the Context of unity in diversity; the need for security agencies to combat terrorism ; radicalization and violent extremism.