Insecurity in Nigeria: Political, Religious and Cultural Implications

Udoh, Emmanuel Williams


Insecurity apart from being the fear of every Nigerian has become the word on the lips of every Nigerian and a discussion topic where two or three Nigerians gather.  This phenomenon is a state of being subject to danger or injury.  It is the anxiety one experience when one feels vulnerable and insecure.  Several illegal armed groups, ethnic militia groups, religious fundamentalist and fanatics, are evidence of insecurity in Nigeria.  These have given birth to series of bombings, murder, arson, armed robbery, corruption, injustices that we hear everyday.  It is clear that these happenings are negatively affecting Nigeria politically, religiously and culturally.    Religious organizations and other humanitarian agencies are losing confidence on the law enforcement agencies.  This issue has been critically examined in this paper, through library research and views from the media.  These work, therefore, examines, shows the causes, the effects of the political, religious and cultural implications of insecurity in Nigeria.  Arising from this research is the threat of political, economic, civil destabilization if the trend of insecurity persists.  This research paper recommends stiffer penalty for perpetrators of violence.  It is hoped that the result of this research will provide a viable solution to the current insecurity challenge in Nigeria.


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