U.S. Security Partnership and the Protection of Civilians: The Case of Nigeria and the Nigerian Armed Forces

About the Issue Brief

This issue brief is a collaboration between Brown University’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS), the Security Assistance Monitor (SAM) at the Center for International Policy, and InterAction. It provides an overview of key facts, data, and analysis of issues related to U.S. security cooperation with the Government of Nigeria in the context of ongoing civilian protection, civilian harm, and humanitarian concerns. It is the second in a series of issue briefs examining protection of civilian issues in geographies where the United States is a significant external security partner.

The collaborators on this project have endeavored to provide data-driven and fact-based information on the nature of U.S. security cooperation with Nigeria and current trends in civilian harm in the country. The information presented here does not necessarily represent the institutional views of the contributing organizations.