Directorate of Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (DPCVE)

In  realization  that the  military approach  alone  cannot adequately  counter  ideology-based terrorism, the FGN adopted a soft approach to counter terrorism efforts known as the”Preventing and Countering  Violent  Extremism  (PCVE)” Programme.  In  May 2015, Nigeria reviewed its countering violent extremism process which informed the need for a complementary “whole-of-society and whole-of-government approach” in dealing with violent extremism. These led to the development and launch of Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PF NAP for PCVE) in Nigeria on 24 August 2017  as well as the  DORR  National  Action  Plan which  is currently  undergoing  review.  Accordingly,  the  Directorate’s  mandate  is  to coordinate  the implementation  of the PF  NAP  for  PCVE  in  Nigeria

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