BETWEEN VIOLENT EXTREMISM AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NIGERIA

A RELATIONAL ANALYSIS

  • Chikaodili Arinze ORAKWUE Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Abuja, NIGERIA
Keywords: Extremists, Human trafficking, Modern slavery, Violent extremism

Abstract

This paper identifies the relationship between violent extremism and trafficking. Similarities between traffickers and violent extremists are identified to determine whether there is a connection between the Transnational Organized Crimes TOC. Data collection was taken from existing literature in books, scholarly articles in journals, policy reports and observations. A qualitative research method was adopted to ascertain whether their collaborative relationship is non-existence and whether it poses significant security threat. Findings identified the tragic relationship between violent extremism and human trafficking because the extremist’s groups thrive with the activities of traffickers through recruitment and funding. Recommendations for pragmatic way in countering violent extremism and curbing human trafficking was enumerated to tackle drivers of violent extremism that will reduce the carnage of human security.

Published
2020-10-01
Section
Articles