Volunteer Security Outfits in North East Nigeria

O'Neil, Siobhan, Mabrouk, Sherif and Van Broeckhoven, Kato (2021). Volunteer Security Outfits in North East Nigeria. Managing Exits from Armed Conflict Findings Report. United Nations University.

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    Author O'Neil, Siobhan
    Mabrouk, Sherif
    Van Broeckhoven, Kato
    Title Volunteer Security Outfits in North East Nigeria
    Series Title Managing Exits from Armed Conflict Findings Report
    Volume/Issue No. 5
    Publication Date 2021-04-22
    Place of Publication New York
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages 12
    Language eng
    Abstract This report is based on data collected from December 2020 to January 2021, as part of a phone survey with a representative sample of 3,483 community members and a survey conducted with over 215 community leaders (e.g., Bulamas, Lawans, ward chairmen) from November 2020 to February 2021 from key locations in and around the Maiduguri metropolitan area in Borno State, Nigeria. The report presents emerging findings about community experiences with and perceptions of Volunteer Security Outfits – and how they differ by gender. This data was gathered to understand the full range of actors involved in the insurgency and support UN partners working in the North East of Nigeria in their efforts to demobilize children from - and support efforts to professionalize - self-defence groups.
    Keyword Volunteer Security Outfits
    Armed groups
    Civilian Joint Task Force
    Yan Gora
    Boko Haram
    Community security
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISBN 9789280865370
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