Nigeria’s fight against terrorism dates back to 2009. In response to the challenges of terrorism by the Boko Haram terrorist, the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 as amended in 2013 was signed into law. The Act designated the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) as the Coordinating Office for Nigeria’s Counter Terrorism efforts. Consequently, the Counter Terrorism Centre (CTC) was established in 2012, but operated as a directorate, in the Office of the National Security Adviser. The Counter Terrorism Centre has pioneered key initiatives since 2012, including, providing leadership, coordination and strategic guidance to Armed Forces, security, law enforcement and intelligence agencies on Counter Terrorism (CT) matters in line with the mandate of the National Security Adviser.