Community perspectives of former terrorist combatants, militants and reintegration programmes in Nigeria: a systematic review

Ike, T.J., Singh, D., Murphy, S., Jidong, D.E. ORCID: 0000-0001-5034-0335, Porritt, F. and Ayobi, E.E., 2020. Community perspectives of former terrorist combatants, militants and reintegration programmes in Nigeria: a systematic review. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. ISSN 1943-4472

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Abstract

Community perspectives of repentant terrorist combatants and militants alongside the trust accorded reintegration programmes are important for successful reintegration. This review attempt to fill a significant gap through the synthesis of evidence on community perspectives of interventions adopted to foster reintegration of former terrorist combatants and militants in Nigeria. Six databases including the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Applied Social Science Index and Abstracts, Web of Science, Scopus, Proquest and EBsco were searched. Eighteen studies met the inclusion criteria. Informed by the principles of thematic analysis and conceptual framework of synthesis, five themes emerged: (1) Design of reintegration programmes devoid of community consultation; (2) Scepticism towards the sincerity behind monetising rehabilitation and reintegration programmes; (3) Resistance towards reintegration due to perceived favourable incentives provided to repentant combatants; (4) Lack of confidence in the genuine repentance of former repentant combatants; and (5) Lack of confidence in government’s reintegration programme. The review recommends randomised controlled trials which incorporate context-specific community-centred interventions to encourage successful reintegration.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression
Creators: Ike, T.J., Singh, D., Murphy, S., Jidong, D.E., Porritt, F. and Ayobi, E.E.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 27 October 2020
ISSN: 1943-4472
Identifiers:
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10.1080/19434472.2020.1834431DOI
1391176Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 27 Nov 2020 09:28
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2020 11:10
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/41698

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