by Priscilla Sadatchy, researcher-stagiaire at GRIP
3 November 2011
The threat posed by armed and terrorists groups on peace and security in West Africa deserves our utmost attention. This datasheet on the Nigerians Movement for Justice aims to provide information about the historical and ideological foundations of this former Tuareg movement present in the North Niger. It focuses on its modus operandi and its area of influence. The datasheet is also exploring its various sources of funding and its supporters, among other the former Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi. Finally, the most significant actions of this armed group are listed. This datasheet is part of a series of fact sheets on armed groups in West Africa.
Keywords: Nigerian Movement for Justice, Tuareg, West Africa, Niger, armed groups, Libya.