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Nigeria'€™s Security: Insurgency, Elections and Coordinating Responses to Multiple Threats

22 January 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Chatham House, London


Sambo Dasuki, National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria
Chair: Sir Richard Gozney KCMG CVO, British High Commissioner to Nigeria (2004-07)



Security will remain a priority consideration in Nigeria in 2015 with February’s general elections fast approaching. The country faces a number of challenges, such as the continuing Islamist insurgency in the northeast with regular reports of attacks by Boko Haram, the ongoing challenge of maritime crime and insecurity, and a more than 50 per cent drop in oil prices, Nigeria’s main source of government revenue. 

At this event, Sambo Dasuki, the National Security Adviser (NSA) to President Goodluck Jonathan, will discuss the government’s counterterrorism strategy, as well as discuss the role of his office in coordinating agencies to ensure security for the upcoming elections and effective responses to other threats.

LIVE STREAM: This event will be live streamed. The live stream will be made available at 10:00 GMT on Thursday 22 January.