Top Most Secured States In Nigeria According To Foundation for Peace Professionals, FPP
A secured state is a peaceful state, in light of this; I have decided to write an article on the most secured states in Nigeria according to Nigeria peace index carried out by FPP.
Foundation for Peace Professionals (FPP) is an independent Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and has unveiled Nigeria Peace Index (NPI). The research focusing on measuring peace tendencies through foundational indices.
According to FPP, to design the Nigeria Peace Index (NPI), 5 broad indicators were adopted namely crime rate, level of human rights abuse, level of poverty, level of education and rate of incarceration.
And under these 5 broad categories, there are sub indicators, which include rates of communal clashes, kidnapping, extra-judicial killings, unlawful arrest and detention, armed robbery and many others.
So putting all these data together across the 36 states of the federation gave them the rating of the NPI. The duration of the research carried out is between 2010-2016, and it was claimed by them that there are no evidences that there will be sharp difference when data are considered for 2017 and 2018.
From the report, the top most secured states in Nigeria are:
Osun State is an inland state in south-western Nigeria. Its capital is Osogbo. It is bounded in the north by Kwara State, in the east partly by Ekiti State and partly by Ondo State, in the south by Ogun State and in the west by Oyo State. The major ethnic group in Osun state is Yoruba with sub-ethnic groups such as Ife, Ijesha, Oyo, Ibolo and Igbomina and there are also people from other parts of Nigeria.
Kogi is a state in the north-central zone of Nigeria. It is popularly called the confluence state due to the fact that the confluence of Rivers Niger and Benue occurs there. Its capital is Lokoja. There are three main ethnic groups in Kogi: Igala, Ebira, and Okun; with the Igalas being the largest ethnic group in the state.
Ekiti State of Nigeria was created on 1st October, 1996 by the former military head of state the Federal Republic of Nigeria, late General Sani Abacha. The State was carved out of Ondo State, cover the former twelve local government areas that made up the Ekiti Zone of old Ondo State.
Kwara State was created on 27 May 1967, when General Yakubu Gowon broke the four regions that then constituted the Federation of Nigeria into 12 states. The principal groups residing in Kwara State are the Yoruba, Nupe, Bariba and Fulani.
Imo state was created on February 3, 1976 out of the former East Central state. The main cities in Imo State are Owerri, Orlu and Okigwe. The people of Imo state are Igbo speaking state with minor differences in dialects.
From the above peace index, one can say that the five states named above are the best place to live in Nigeria based on the security of life and property in those areas.
In addition, Akwa Ibom was rated most peaceful state in the South South, Kaduna in the North West, Kogi in the North Central, Osun in the South West, Imo in the South East, and Taraba in the North East.
List of least peaceful states in Nigeria
- Yobe State
- Kebbi State
- Bauchi State
- Zamfara State
- Sokoto State
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