A top Nigerian security expert, Ambassador Abayomi Mumuni Nurain, has received the most-coveted Counter-Terrorism Certificate from the Certified Counter-Terrorism Practitioner Network based in the United Kingdom.
The certification is coming barely a year after he was recognised as a member of The Security Institute, a reputable Security Center in Europe.
Nurain, according to his media aide, Rasheed Abubakar demonstrated proof of knowledge and expertise in terrorism prevention, detection and deterrence with the certification.
According to the release, Nurain, is the author of internationally recognised books, ‘Global Terrorism & Its Effects on Humanity’ and ‘Demand by Terror’ applied for the certified counter-terrorism practitioners (CCTPs), which covered 14 modules and focuses on identifying the warning signs and red flags that indicate evidence of terrorism and terrorism risks.
Nurain, a devout Muslim, said that being awarded a certification by the CCTP Network does not come by chance.
“It is rather a result of hard work, resilience, brilliance, dedication and substantial contributions to the security of the world in general and one’s immediate environment in particular.
“The Counter-Terrorism Certificate is about your expertise on the field of counter-terrorism.
“To attain it, you must have been actively engaged, as security personnel for upward of 10 years with proofs from any of the state agencies.
“Of course, there is always a class session before the exams,” he said.
Speaking on the project he worked on, Nurain said the project was basically a risk assessment for the upcoming annual festivities in Nottingham Market Square, UK.
“We all know that risk assessment is often a prerequisite steps for the prevention of adversary attacks, also a decision making support tool.
“It was a rigorous project which entailed comprehensive analysis of the site from North, South, West, East, also considering Grey areas within the Arena.”
After going through all the rigorous processes including his project, the CCTP Network deemed it fit to award Amb Mumuni with its most-coveted certificate making him a Certified Counter-Terrorism Practitioner who has been trained in different techniques for combating terrorism in the society.
His pursuit of academic excellence has earned him a number of prestigious academic laurels, which include: Advanced Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from the Obafemi Awolowo University and a professional certificate in Conflict Analysis from the United States Institute of Peace, Washington among others.
By Kemi Ibrahim