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Nigeria and Islamic Fundamentalism: A 21st Century panic by Boko Haram/ISWAP.


The issue of insurgency and insecurity poses great danger not only to lives of Nigerian citizens, but also to their property, which includes business and other assets. This does not stop only with Nigerians but also extends to foreign nationals living in or visiting Nigeria either for leisure, business or diplomatic purposes.
The stall in business success, both on a local scale and in an international context has a directly devastating link to the collective success and development of Nigeria as a country. In a prospective and increasingly emerging economy such as Nigeria, key government agencies must ensure that the productivity of the nation is protected and not disrupted by insurgency and criminal groups.


TGS experts will provide effective, proven and tested solutions to the menace caused by insecurity in various forms – especially from Boko Haram, the Niger Delta militants and the worrying position of the Biafra movement. We understand that the government security apparatus is at the forefront of the challenge in terms of being the key custodian of homeland security, therefore adequate intelligence gathering and execution of operations must be carried out in the most timely and targeted manner.
TGS comes in as a key partner in delivering innovative counter terrorism, security and intelligence metrics in collaboration with our strategic partners – this approach will provide tailored solutions to the ever growing and dynamic threat emanating from insurgency and general insecurity, with particular focus on the Boko Haram sect, the Niger Delta Militants, criminal gangs and secessionists driven groups.

The Current, Emerging and Residual Threats to Nigeria. Our strategy and how it will be achieved.

There has been an increase in the number of Salafist Jihadist groups and attacks in Nigeria, especially due to the affiliation of Boko Haram to Al-Qaida and ISIL/IS and since the prominence of the Boko Haram sect in Maiduguri- Northern Nigeria in 2009. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is facing current, emerging and residual risks from the following areas;
Continuous and sustainable attacks from insurgent and criminal groups both in the North and South of the country but more so from regional states due to insufficient or lack of a local comprehensive counter terrorism strategy in place.
TGS operational strategy is to create and establish a vantage platform for the security services by improving and opening up partnership channels that enable Nigeria and the Regional JTF to work smoothly with their Western counterparts by ways of receiving training and tactical support.
The TGS Department of Intelligence and Counter-terrorism experts will collaborate with the government to build an effective and comprehensive framework and strategy to develop critical human resources that will respond to security, intelligence and counter terrorism issues facing the state.

Foreign fighters:

There exists a growing trend of Nigerians and other Africans in the diaspora community becoming radicalized as lone actors to travel and engage the Federal state as foreign fighters of the now declared Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).
Our strategy is to assist in the development of a framework for designing a local intelligence network systems in Nigeria and the diaspora communities through the use of Structured Analytical Techniques (Ach, Mindset Techniques, Brains Storming, Sign Post Scenarios and Indicators etc).
TGS intelligence experts working closely with our Step In Step Out (SISO) Prevent Program will develop a community based Radicalisation awareness hub between Nigeria and other regional affected diaspora communities to monitor and respond to the current foreign fighter trend in real time. These tailored programs will be based on trust between TGS and all the respective communities in Nigeria, regional states

Radicalisation and safe schools:
A clear threat of continuous recruitment (voluntary/non voluntary) and radicalisation of vulnerable young men and women who make up the more than 10 million out of school children in Northern Nigeria.
TGS will build new and maintain existing schools to a safe and conductive standard through carefully selected partners. Subject to educational facilities in place, some out of school children will have the option and opportunity to study in nominated safer areas in Northern Nigeria. TGS will address the back to school initiative through the SISO prevent radicalization program in collaboration with the respective states and other key identified stakeholders.








Radicalisation of out of school children:

There is a potent strategy by insurgent groups like Boko Haram to continuously increase the use of vulnerable young girls and the elderly from within and other regional states as recruiters and suicide bombers in Northern Nigeria. TGS will implement programmes aimed at mitigating against the use vulnerable men and women suicide bombers in Northern Nigeria and beyond.

Our ultimate strategy is to design, implement, run and monitor tailored radicalization awareness programs for vulnerable victims in selected areas using locally trained partners and strategic partners.

TGS aims and objectives for Nigeria:

Our aim is to achieve transformative and sustainable change in the security and intelligence sector across Nigeria.
TGS is uniquely placed to bridge the gap between African approaches to security and western countries and regional strategies, by building partnerships that empower local stakeholders and promote Nigerian security, stabilisation and conflict-prevention goals.
We aim to design and deliver large-scale projects and targeted training that will enable the Nigerian governments and related organization to proactively address current and anticipated terrorist, criminal and other security threats.

Our experts will make use of the influence of interfaith and traditional leaders to establish possible channels for effective dialogue with insurgent group(s).
To eliminate the ability of and opportunity for insurgent and criminal groups from recruiting out of school and displaced children.
We aim to introduce the implementation of a comprehensive Counter Terrorism, intelligence & security and due process culture at local, state and federal level to enhance regional and international collaboration.