De-radicalization, counter terrorism and migration project in Northern Nigeria
About the project
Countering radical ideologies of fundamentalist groups in Nigeria
The project aims at supporting security agencies and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in developing and disseminating counter-radical narratives to radical ideologies of fundamentalist groups in the country. It intends to address increasing distrust between security agencies and communities which has further accentuated the emergence of extremists and rendered ineffective, government’s counter-terrorism measures, including the prevention of irregular migration.
Through this project, agencies including the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Force (NSCDF), National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) will be supported with interventions so that they will be able to efficiently and effectively investigate and prosecute cases of terrorism and respond challenges related to prevention and tackling of irregular migration. The project will also invest in initiatives that will strengthen partnership between the security agencies and communities in the fight against terrorism.
Additionally, the project will provide support to enhance communities' capacity in developing counter radical narratives to extremist religious views as well as support for intra and inter community coordination in preventing and responding to emergent cases of radicalism.