Beyond Boko Haram

Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thomson Reuters Foudation
Publication Date:
24 August 2017
Nigeria, Conflict, Peace and Security, Health and Medicine, Human Rights, Sustainable Development, Women and Gender

Psychologist Dr Fatima Akilu, who trained in the NHS, works with both victims and members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram. She set up up the first de-radicalisation programme in Nigeria, to counter extremist narratives. This film explores her 'counselling on wheels programme', accessing remote communities in Northeast Nigeria who have been victims of Boko Haram, as well as her long term de-radicalisation work one of Boko Haram's ideological leaders, and young women who joined the group.


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