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Risky Business: Engaging Vigilante Groups in the Lake Chad Basin

Release Date

2024-03

Language

  • English

Topics

  • Agents and Patterns of Security and War

Countries in the Lake Chad Basin region benefit from vigilante groups. The risks associated with vigilante operations are borne by the members of these groups and their communities, even when state security forces formally engage vigilante groups. Such a transfer of risk to the groups not only raises ethical concerns but also increases the risk of rivalry and violence.

Based on empirical quantitative and qualitative research conducted as part of a joint project involving the African Union (AU), United Nations Department of Peace Operations (DPO) and bicc, this policy brief examines the risks that are associated with the engagement of vigilante groups in the Lake Chad Basin region. It also provides recommendations for risk management and mitigation.

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@techreport{BerksOginniBreitungAlhassanTondandi, author = "Milena Berks and Oyewole Oginni and Claudia Breitung and Mustapha Alhassan and Allioum Tondandi", title = "Risky Business: Engaging Vigilante Groups in the Lake Chad Basin", latexTitle = "Risky Business: Engaging Vigilante Groups in the Lake Chad Basin", publisher = "bicc", institution = "bicc", type = "BICC Policy brief", year = "2024", address = "Bonn", }

Document-Type

BICC Policy brief

Publisher

bicc

Place

Bonn