PodcastThe Crisis Room

Risk Of Relapse Increases Among Boko Haram Defectors

The Crisis Room: Episode 28

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At least 30,000 persons associated with Boko Haram have surrendered. For the authorities, managing defectors is a part of the broader non-kinetic and soft approach to countering extremism and the threat of violent insurgency. In today’s episode, we look at the relapse among Boko Haram defectors and how a lack of resources affects control, including other issues around the management of the disengagement process and the complexity around the factors fueling the surrender. 


Hosted by Mariam Mustapha and Murtala Abdullahi

Production Team: Murtala Abdullahi, Abdulkareem Haruna, Tracy-Allen Ezechukwu, and Anthony Asemota. 


The Executive Producer is Ahmad Salkida.

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Murtala Abdullahi

Abdullahi Murtala is a researcher and reporter. His expertise is in conflict reporting, climate and environmental justice, and charting the security trends in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. He founded the Goro Initiative and contributes to dialogues, publications and think-tanks that report on climate change and human security. He tweets via @murtalaibin

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