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A risky return for ex-combatants into communities

Continued human rights abuses and a lack of transparency are hindering the successful reintegration of defectors.     Enabling violent extremists to defect from their terror groups to rejoin society is a vital strategy in preventing violent extremism in Africa. But amnesty and rehabilitation programmes for this purpose often fail because security forces

Boko Haram: Stakeholders want victims prioritized in rehabilitation programmes

Godsgift Onyedinefu    The key stakeholders working to Counter Violent Extremism  in Nigeria's Northeast have said Rehabilitation and Reintegration(R&R) Programmes should not focus on ex-Boko Haram extremists, but must address the needs of both perpetrators and victims of insurgency.   The stakeholders were drawn from the Office of the Vice President, Nigeria police Force