Empirical understanding of the problem of insecurity in Anambra state from 1999–2024


  • Rosemary Ogomegbunam Anazodo Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
  • Stephen Chioke Legacy University Okija
  • Ebele Jacinta Obijaju Department of Political Science/International Relations and Diplomacy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Peter University, Achina/Onneh, Anambra State.




Bakassi Boys, Insecurity, Good Governance, Quality Education, Survey Approach, War Against Corruption


Security is one of the essential needs of people in Anambra State which has not been considerably ensured by government for more than two decades. For this reason, this study investigated the reason for the persistence of insecurity and commensurate measures for winning the war against insecurity in Anambra State, Nigeria through survey research method. The population of the study is 4,117,828. Using Taro Yamani formula, the researchers arrived at the sample size of 400. However, the study was established with one hundred and seventy five valid questionnaire as 56 questionnaires were unreturned while 169 were either not completely responded to or mutilated. This paper revealed five key causes of insecurity in the state and also five applicable remedies. It is the conclusion of this paper that Nigeria has retrogressed in all areas because the political gladiators has refused to tackle the problem of insecurity. We recommended that Anambra state should run a responsive government that effectively tackles the factors that led to the wanton rate of insecurity in the state through well implemented: poverty alleviation programmes, education for all initiative, mass employment of qualified but unemployed graduates, and revitalization of the security operatives in the state.


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Anazodo, R. O. ., Chioke, S., & Obijaju, E. J. . (2024). Empirical understanding of the problem of insecurity in Anambra state from 1999–2024. Political Science and Security Studies Journal, 5(2), 34-43. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.12701329