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Analysis of contemporary insecurity in Katsina State, Nigeria

LADAN, SULEIMAN IGUDA

Many countries around the globe presently are facing insecurity and as such insecurity can be considered as global in nature as few countries are not facing insecurity. In Nigeria, it was observed that insecurity has increased since the return to democratic governance in 1999. The objectives of the study are to identify and highlight the factors responsible for insecurity in Katsina State, highlight the efforts of the Government in tackling the security and identify the limitations of such efforts. The methodology adopted in data collection is through focus group discussion held at the affected local government areas sampled for the study. This was complemented by direct observational techniques and the use of secondary sources of data. The main results have shown that several factors are responsible for creating the present insecurity in the State. The Governments at both the Federal and State levels have made several efforts to tackle the insecurity in order to bring back peace and security in the State. But these efforts have not fully succeeded due to certain limitations. There is, therefore, the need for active and decisive strategies to tackle the insecurity facing the State.

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