This report is based on data collected from December 2020 to March 2021, as part of a phone survey with a representative sample of 2,963 community members from key locations in and around the Maiduguri metropolitan area in Borno State, Nigeria.

It presents data on the public’s perspectives on transitional and criminal justice as a way for responding to former Boko Haram associates. This report will examine the public’s receptivity to apply transitional justice to returning armed group associates, either as an alternative or alongside criminal justice and counter-terrorism approaches to Boko Haram.

These insights are unique as this data is collected in ongoing conflict, while reintegration is actively occurring and communities in and around Maiduguri are receiving those who exit Boko Haram and other armed groups.

This publication can be downloaded from the UNU-CPR website

Citation: Rebecca Littman, Siobhan O’Neil, Kato Van Broeckhoven, Mohammed Bukar, and Fatima Yetcha
Ajimi Badu (2021) "Criminal and Transitional Justice Preferences for Former Boko Haram Associates," MEAC Findings Report 12, United Nations University, New York.