Today I’m going to take a different approach in our top 10 list. So far we have been analyzing and reviewing Nigeria state governments based on the work of Nigerian Governors and their performance. Today, I’ve decided we will look at what’s happening on the streets rather than what’s happening in the Chambers.
Below is a list of 10 States you may want to avoid if you can or relocate as soon as possible. If you don’t know where each state is located, fortunately, Google has your back and provides a pin marking each state’s location on a map for free. So without much ado, let’s kick off the countdown.
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1. Borno State
Borno is one of the most dangerous states in Nigeria. It shares a border with Cameroon and has no shortage of environmental hazards that terrorize locals, such as hunger and lack of clean water.
The state also ranks second for violence against women; indicating how little justice there is for them here because they are constantly victimized by members from their own communities who act without any remorse whatsoever towards these helpless victims. Borno’s slogan should be changed to “The Home Of Terror” after it was reported on July 9th, 2020 that over two hours an attack took place in Gubio Local Government Area where gunmen killed villagers indiscriminately.
Borno State holds the number two spot among unsafe places within Nigerian territory ranked first when considering vulnerability index scores (extreme insecurity insurgencies, banditry, etc.
2. Kaduna State
A dangerous state to avoid in Nigeria is Kaduna. There’s a risk of terrorism, kidnapping, armed attacks, and more within the area. On February 10th and 11th 2019 about 141 people were killed in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State – this violence hasn’t been properly addressed by the government at all!
3. Adamawa State
Now I know what you’re thinking: How on earth can I rank a whole state as the most dangerous in Nigeria and why should we take your word for it? Well, first of all, it is my list to make; secondly, each state has its own unique set of dangers and risks.
And if you’re wondering why I’m doing this, let me explain to you my reasons:
You see, this is not an attack on any State Government or Governor; rather it’s a call for urgent action and focuses by the Federal Government. My hope is that this article will cause the relevant authorities to take notice and act before it’s too late.
Adamawa state is a dangerous place to visit in Nigeria because of the high rate at which crime continues to increase. You often hear about ethnic clashes happening within these areas, and bandits, as well as Boko Haram insurgents, are also rampaging through the nooks and crannies of this state. The most violent group from our country can also be found here too.
Nigeria is a country that has gone through many problems over the years and one of those struggles is crime rates.
Adamawa state in Nigeria, for example, often suffers from ethnic clashes which result in an unbearable rate at which crime increases throughout certain local government areas.
Add to these other threats such as Boko Haram insurgents and your chances of running into trouble are exponentially higher than if you were somewhere else!
The most dangerous ethnic group can also be found here so it’s very important not only to take caution when traveling there but day-to-day life too because anything could happen anywhere anytime without any warning whatsoever.
4. Plateau State
The government is struggling to control the crime rate in Plateau state as they still experience violent clashes between farmers and Fulani cattle herdsmen, high rates of kidnapping for ransom, among other security challenges. Just this year alone 86 people died due to these conflicts which have many residents very cautious about how far they go into town without worrying that there will be an ambush waiting for them or worse yet a kidnap attempt on their life.
5. Bauchi State
The city of Bauchi is ranked as the third most dangerous place to travel in Nigeria today, due to an extremely high rate of kidnapping and terrorism plaguing the state on a daily basis.
The capital city itself has also become unsafe this year with ISWAP insurgents wreaking havoc for locals while corruption continues through mismanaged funds meant for development that really do not amount to anything meaningful at all.
Just recently, over 19 people were reported killed near Tafawa Balewa when Boko Haram extremists attacked Borogo just off the map from Bauchi.
6. Zamfara State
Nigeria experienced a spike in banditry, and the blame has been placed on Islamic extremists related to Boko Haram, ISWAP, and bandits. This is likely a wrong assumption, as most of the violence has occurred in rural areas, where there are no proven ties to Boko Harams’ operations. What is known for sure is that economic challenges have led many locals to turn to crime as a means of survival.
Nigeria was ranked 16th among countries with high levels of corruption by Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2015. Poverty creates an opportunity for corrupt politicians and officials who provide public services but who don’t invest in infrastructure or staff; this leads people looking for employment into crime.
7. Yobe State
Yobe State is the most dangerous state in Nigeria. Kidnapping, the killing of inhabitants, and high rates of criminal activities cripple this Nigerian state to an extreme level that makes it inhabitable by any human being. Located in the northeastern region of Africa, Yobe faces a potential threat from Boko Haram or the Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP).
8. Bayelsa State
Oil-rich Bayelsa State, located in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria is one of Africa’s most dangerous states. Home to kidnappers and pirate attacks, criminal groups such as MEND have recently taken responsibility for kidnapping oil workers and rich citizens with reports filling news headlines daily.
Despite being among the richest states in Nigeria it still falls victim to the violence that takes place on a constant basis making living there tough going at best unless you’re armed or skilled enough to keep yourself safe from harm!
9. Sokoto State
The poverty rates in Sokoto State are the highest, putting it as number one on Nigeria’s poorest list. In this state you will find a high rate of criminality–daily killings are not surprising considering how bad conditions have become for people who live here.
The disease may be rampant because residents suffer from neglect by their government and so much more due to the lack of adequate healthcare available when needed most.
10. Edo State
Out of all the states in Nigeria, Edo state has by far the highest number of cultism. It’s a matter that is often never discussed and it can be really dangerous to live here because there are always clashes between violent groups which results in bloodshed among inhabitants. Places like Auchi, Benin, etc., have been deemed some of the worst areas to even go near due to how unsafe they are!
Why are these states dangerous? The top 10 most dangerous Nigerian States vary with their state of development, but they all share one thing in common – a lack of public safety.
There is no way to know for sure which State will be the worst on any given day as it’s difficult to predict where violence may break out and when. So far this year, there have been over 3100 recorded deaths due to terrorism alone and experts say that number could climb even higher by December 31st if nothing changes. It’s clear Nigeria needs help now before things get worse than they already are!
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