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Nigerians’ perceptions of security and armed extremism

12 May 2015 Nigeria
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Findings from the Round 6 Afrobarometer survey in Nigeria in 2015.

At a glance

  • Perceptions of insecurity: Nigerians express high levels of insecurity and of experience of crime and violence.
  • Ineffective fight against violent extremists: More than half of Nigerians say the government has been largely unresponsive and ineffective in fighting armed extremists.
  • Support for a united Nigeria: Two-thirds of Nigerians oppose dividing the country as a solution to the challenges of extremism.