Since May 2017, Civipol intervenes on a capacity building and deradicalisation project in Nigerian jails financed by the European Commission for an amont of 4,4 million euros. For a duration of 18 months, it aims to contribute to the reduction of the violent extremism thanks to the implementation of jail’s deradicalisation program.
An international and national specialists experts team is mobilized for training and strengthening the NPS staff capacities, allowing to guarantee the skills capitalization as well as the project sustainability. Already deployed in Kuje jail, D-Rad is soon going to be extended in two other prison centers.
From June 25th till 29th 2018, all the project team (local office staff, international and local experts and CIVIPOL team project) met to Abuja to make an assessment of the past year and plan the upcoming activities.
Furthermore, the visit of President Macron to Abuja and Lagos at the beginning of July to discuss with his Nigerian counterpart of Nigerian and Sahel safety challenges translates the French willingness to pursue its commitment in a security cooperation with the country and in the region.