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ECOWAS COUNTER TERRORISM STRATEGY TRACKER SEPTNOV 2016

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Author: A Bello

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Last Updated: 16-08-2017 15:42

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This report synthesizes the data collected between September-November 2016. This period saw tremendous upheaval in the region, resulting from a number of different destabilizing actors. Many of these actors are not captured in traditional analysis of ‘terrorist’ actors in the region; however, activities by Fulani herdsmen, ethnic pro-independence groups, and militias in the Niger Delta have proven to be persistent and potent threats to security in a number of ECOWAS countries. The recognition of these groups’ capacity for destabilization reflects the sort of holistic approach to security management that is necessary for long-term stabilization of the region. The events of this period are the natural outgrow of persistent issues of insecurity that have plagued the region for years; failed peace deals, uneasy UN peacekeeping operations, humanitarian crises, and on-going insurgent threats characterized the Fall 2016 quarter in 2016. Though the region continues to grapple with a myriad of security challenges, the period also saw a redoubling of government commitments to transparency, enhanced cooperation through bilateral partnerships and the provision of humanitarian aid.

ECOWAS COUNTER TERRORISM STRATEGY TRACKER SEPTNOV 2016
ECOWAS COUNTER TERRORISM STRATEGY TRACKER SEPTNOV 2016

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