The National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) led by the National Coordinator, Rear Admiral YEM Musa (rtd) held a strategic engagement with International Alert, Nigeria, led by its Country Director, Mr. Paul Nyulaku on Tuesday, 7 March, 2023. The meeting was a follow-up to the Technical Workshop on Amnesty Management, Deradicalisation and Community-Based Reintegration held in Abuja from 31 January to 3 February, 2023.
During the meeting, important decisions to fast track the outcome of the Workshop was taken. Among these decisions include but not limited to the need for more capacity/knowledge to effectively coordinate the Disarmament, Deradicalisation and Reintegration (DDR) process and to have a firm grasp of the technical aspect of DDR.
The goal of DDR efforts is to reduce the fighting capacity of terrorists in the country and its neighbouring nations.