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Nigeria can defeat banditry by reconstructing the police system – criminologist

By Oluwole Ojewale, Regional Coordinator, Institute for Security Studies
Security in Nigeria has degenerated in the last 10 years. Various non-state armed groups have emerged countrywide.

These actors include criminal gangs, separatist groups, Islamic fundamentalists and kidnappers. They all have different motivations and ways of operating.

One of the country’s most pressing security challenges is described as “banditry”. It includes armed robbery, kidnapping, murder, rape and illegal…The Conversation

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