The first NERCT series event this year is scheduled online for Tuesday, April 26th, 2022, 1-2:30pm WAT (2-3:30pm CET).
As terrorism and banditry increase in Nigeria, the issue of what to do with detained individuals that were active or suspected members of criminal organisations also increases in importance. This event looks at the challenges, processes, and problems that confront the Nigerian justice system and civil society in relation to the deradicalisation and reintegration of criminals. What are the key differences in the approach according to culture and region? Between the willing terrorist or the kidnap victim turned terrorist? Between age groups and ideological affiliations? More importantly, what can be done to improve the chances of reintegration for criminals and bandits into Nigerian societies?
Our guests will seek to answer these questions and provide additional insight into deradicalisation and reintegration procedures and programs in Nigeria.
Dr. Uju Agomoh
Founder & Director of PRAWA (a security, justice and development focused NGO with regional/continental initiatives in several African countries), President of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA), Executive Council Member of the African Security Sector Network.
Topic: “Espousing the rights of inmates.”
Dr. Jimam Lar
Head of the Department of History and International Studies, University of Jos, Nigeria.
Topic: “Deradicalization and reintegration: A panacea of sustainable peace in Northern Nigeria.”
Assoc. Prof. Wilfred Terlumun Uji
Associate Professor at the Department of History and International Studies, University of Lafia, Nigeria.
Topic: “Social injustice, presidential amnesty, and sustainable peace in the Delta region.”
The event will be introduced and moderated by Uzoma Ikechukwu Kingsley, MD MOSECON Africa and CEO Eagle Rescue and Alarm Systems Ltd., Abuja, Nigeria.
To register for this event, please contact us by e-mail at info(at)nerct.com. You can also follow us on Twitter: @NERCT2022.