The rise of terrorism in Nigeria and the government's response by establishing various counter-terrorism legislations, policies and institutions to curb the trend have become a major source of concern to observers and scholars on the effects of these measures on human rights. However, there is a dearth of research on the implications of these counter-terrorism security frameworks on civil society. This study therefore seeks to examine the implications of the government's counter terrorism security framework on the operational features of the civil society, their responses and its effects on state-society relations. In order to achieve this, the survey research of the ex-post facto type will be adopted using the Purposive Sampling technique. Also, secondary data will be used to be complemented with In-depth Interview (IDI) sessions. All collected data will therefore be coded and analysed using descriptive statistics; Pearson Product Moment Correlation while IDI session will be analysed qualitatively.