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THE NIGERIA POLICE AND THE CHALLENGES OF SECURITY IN NIGERIA
Security of life and property are of the primary purpose of government. 1999 Constitution emphasize that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of the government”. The government through the Nigeria police fulfil its obligation of security the nation. This paper examines the Nigeria police and the challenges of security in Nigeria. The paper adopted survey method. 200 respondents were randomly selected from two local government areas in Rivers state namely; Eleme and Obiakpor. Frequency and simple percentage were used to analyse the data. The findings reveal that poverty, unemployment, leadership and religion are the root causes of insecurity in Nigeria. The paper recommends that the effort of the Nigeria police alone cannot curb the rate of insecurity in the nation.
Keywords: Nigeria Police, Insecurity, Border Control, Crime rate, Poverty, Unemployment.