Managing the journey out of violent extremism in the Lake Chad Basin


In the highly volatile Lake Chad Basin region, dealing with ex-Boko Haram combatants and associates presents complex strategic and policy challenges for local, national and regional stakeholders. Understanding why and how individuals journey out of extremism is necessary to shape approaches to rehabilitation, reintegration and reconciliation. These insights also provide a path from countering violent extremism to peacebuilding and long-term stability.

About the authors

Fonteh Akum is Executive Director of the ISS

Remadji Hoinathy is a Senior Researcher in Lake Chad Basin Programme

Malik Samuel is a Researcher in the Lake Chad Basin Programme

The authors were supported in conducting the research for this report by Aissa Ibrahim Moustapha, Evelyne Taryam, Teniola Tayo, Jeannine Ella Abatan, Adder Abel Gwoda, Regis Zambo, Oumar Abdelbanat and Bagana Mai Moussa.

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