The Executive Director, Victims Support Fund Sunday Ochoche, says the foundation is partnering with Hausa movie actors and musicians, popularly known as Kannywood, to develop movies and music to counter extremism in the North-East.
Ochoche made this known in Abuja during the opening of the Behavior Change Communication workshop on using indigenous content to prevent and counter violent extremism in the North-East.
He noted that the Kannywood celebrities are highly influential in the North-East and partnering with the stars was one of the strategies of the Victims Support Fund to promote peace in the region.
He said as part of the partnership, the stars would produce music, short clips and movies with contents on the theme of peace, forgiveness, deradicalization, patriotism and encouragement for the Nigerian Army.
He said that the partnership also aimed to produce messages against extremist ideologies that have led to the radicalisation of several youths in the region who have joined the Boko Haram insurgents.