Public Perception on the Influence of De-radicalisation and Reintegration of the Repentant Boko Haram in North East Nigeria
Bashir Adam Yakasai1*, David Markus Shekwolo1, Taiwo Adeola Wellington2 and Hassana Bashir Yakasai3
1Department of Psychology, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria
2Suntrust Bank Nigeria, 50, Kumasi Crescent, Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Nigeria
3461 Nigerian Airforce Hospital, Kaduna, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Bashir Adam Yakasai, Department of Psychology, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria.
July 25, 2022; Published: August 24, 2022
The study investigated the public perception of the de-radicalisation and the reintegration of the repentant Boko Haram members in Nigeria. The survey design was adopted for the study, a total of 300 participants received questionnaires electronically and directly, and 292 returned validly. The data was analyzed using inferential statistics. Hypothesis one showed a significant positive perception of the respondent’s knowledge of de-radicalization and effective reintegration (X2(1) = 4.830, P < 0.05). Furthermore, hypothesis two did not yield any significant age difference in the perceived influence of de-radicalisation of repentant Boko Haram members on counter Terrorism in Nigeria (F (3, 289) = 0.619, P > 0.05). Hypothesis three analysis revealed a statistically significant difference between male and female respondents’ perception of de-radicalisation (t (290) = -4.244, P < 0.05). In conclusion, the program has been deemed relevant and recommended that monitoring and evaluation from the start should be a priority in the management, especially for women and children returnees.
Keywords: Public Perception; De-radicalisation; Reintegration and Repentant Boko Haram
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