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 about individual victimization and exposure to violence, and how this relates to a respondent’s willingness to accept former Boko Haram associates who return to their communities. Victimization refers to being subjected to conflict-related harm (physical violence, sexual violence, coercion, threats, and property damage).

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 also be downloaded from the UNU-CPR website

Citation: Rebecca Littman, Siobhan O’Neil, Kato Van Broeckhoven, and Mohammed Bukar (2021) "The
Relationship Between Victimization and Receptivity to Returning Boko Haram Associates," MEAC Findings
Report 13, United Nations University, New York.