Training, advising but not assisting: Assessing the Challenges of UK Security Force Assistance in Nigeria
My PhD research focuses on the challenges the United Kingdom faces providing secuiryt force assistance to Nigeria in the context of its counterinsurgency campaign against Boko Haram.
It maps and analyses British strategic rationale and involvement in the conflict, focusing on the scale, scope, coherence, conflict sensitivity and partners’ perceptions of its forms of support to the Nigerian state’s military efforts.
By examining UK’s experience in Nigeria, this research project contributes with theoretical, methdological and empirical knowledge on capacity building and overseas military assistance delivered to counter violent extremist organisations.
Now that I am nearing the completion of the project, I will aim to regularly post findings and presentation slides in the Blog section.