Welcome to the National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC)

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.

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Following the development of the National Counter Terrorism Strategy (NACTEST) 2016, Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism 2017, and the National Security Strategy 2019 in the country, the role of the Centre became more robust and enlarged as a value-adding entity to other strategic agencies and partners in the National CT efforts. This growing profile has meant increased interest in the activities of the Centre, both home and abroad.   To meet the increasing need for effective coordination, the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) was subsequently formally established following the enactment of the Terrorism Prevention and Prohibition Act of 2022, and designated as the coordinating body for counter- terrorism and terrorism financing in Nigeria. The Centre is charged with the coordination of counter-terrorism policies, strategies, plans and support in furtherance of Nigeria’s Counter Terrorism objectives. In addition to coordinating counter terrorism activities within Nigeria, the NCTC is strategically poised as a hub for counter terrorism programmes and activities within the West African sub-region and seeks to become even more pivotal to building effective regional collaboration by partnering with local and international stakeholders.

The NCTC boasts competent, highly skilled and experienced professionals selected and seconded from the relevant government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). We operate as a multi-stakeholder entity involving a blend of representatives of government, armed forces, security and law enforcement agencies, private sector, academia, professional organizations, general public and international community. Our guiding principle is a whole of government and whole of society approach expected to engender diversity in expertise, innovation and broad- based participation which will inspire trust, cooperation and sustainability of the Centre to delivering on our national CT objectives.
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Our esteemed

At the esteemed NCTC, dedicated experts employ cutting-edge strategies and technology to proactively combat threats. Committed to excellence, we prioritize intelligence, analysis, and swift responses to safeguard against terrorism and ensure the safety of our communities.


Cyber Security

Our cybersecurity hub combines advanced technology and expertise, specializing in digital analysis to safeguard against cyber threats.


Our forensics office is a high-tech hub with experts skilled in digital analysis and crime scene investigation, ensuring accurate and precise solutions.


In our CTC monitoring room, cutting-edge tech and expert oversight ensure swift and precise control for seamless operations.

Exemplary Leaders

Mr President, NSA and NC

Latest News & Events

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