Professor Niyi Awofeso has been researching terrorism since 2000. He pioneered scholarly publications on the links between the Almajiri heritage in northern Nigeria and terrorism. Since graduating from Obafemi Awolowo University in 1987, Niyi has worked as an infectious diseases physician, hospital administrator, public health program director and senior academic. He is particularly interested in the phenomenon of suicidal terrorism and its public health impacts. Niyi has published about 100 peer-reviewed articles and four other books.