StatiSense, a data consulting firm in Nigeria has released top ten safest states in the country in its latest ranking.
Insecurity has often become a trend in Nigeria as there have been a series of attacks across states in the country.
Particularly, North-central and Northwest states have witnessed a spike in terror with hundreds of deaths and kidnap victims in the last 18 months according to tracked data from the Nextier Violent Conflict.
Insecurity has come to characterize the lives of many Nigerians, and most have learnt to acknowledge the intractability of the threats they now face.
From Herdsmen killing, Boko Haram attacks, Bandits, unknown gunmen, Armed robberies, ethno-religious violence and most recently secessionist threats from IPOB/ESN, the country
never seems to run out of security bottlenecks.
Unfortunately, some states in the country has had to bear the
greater brunt of this security challenges. Even more disturbing is the fact that some are unluckily trapped at the very epicenter of this existential threats.
How do we stay safely away from this flash points? Just which states are security threats less problematic? As businessmen, which states pose lesser security risk to our investments?
New statistics released by StatiSense have revealed some of the safest states in Nigeria.
According to the data obtained by DAILY GIST from StatiSense, only 10 states out of the 36 states of the federation made the final cut for the safest states in Nigeria.
The data analysis agencies based their stats on the state with the lesser number of deaths caused by insecurity. Surprisingly, the list contained five northern states, four southwest states and three south-south states.
The list was topped by Ekiti state in the southwestern part of Nigeria which recorded only 6 deaths in 2022 as a result of insecurity.
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1. EKITI STATE
With a record of six death caused by insecurity in 2022 the southwest state top the list of the safest among the 36 states of the federation.
Ekiti over the years has been known for its non-violent traits as even displayed at state gubernatorial polls in June 2022. Electoral stakeholders and the international community regarded it as the most violent-free election in the history of Nigeria.
2. GOMBE STATE
The northeastern state created by the administration of late General Sani Abacha in 1996 made the list as the second safest state in Nigeria. According to the latest statistics rolled out, the state recorded just 12 death by insecurity in 2022.
3. ADAMAWA STATE
This is a surprising name on the list as the northeastern used to have a long history of insurgency. As contained in the recent stats released, Adamawa recorded 17 deaths by insecurity for the year 2022.
4. KANO STATE
The commercial hub of northern Nigeria and the most populated state in Nigeria according to the 2006 national census. As contained in the statistics, Kano state recorded 17 deaths caused by insecurity in 2022.
5. JIGAWA STATE
Another northwestern state and the direct neighbour to Kano state made the list settling for the mid-table position with a record of 20 deaths caused by insecurity in 2022.
6. NASARAWA STATE
The northcentral state also made the list of the safest state in Nigeria. Sharing boundaries to the east with Taraba and Plateau, to the north with Kaduna, to the south with Kogi and Benue, and to the west by the Federal Capital Territory, it recorded 20 deaths caused by insecurity.
7. AKWA-IBOM STATE
The first south-south state to make the list recorded 29 deaths caused by insecurity in the year 2022. According to stats, Akwa Ibom is the safest state in the south-south region of Nigeria.
8. BAYELSA STATE
The smallest state in Nigeria with just eight local governments made the list at the number eight spot with a record of 31 death caused by insecurity in 2022.
9. OYO STATE
The historical southwest state made the list as the ninth safest state in Nigeria in terms of adequate security and stability. According to its mortality stats released for the year 2022, the southwest state recorded 41 deaths caused by insecurity.
10. OSUN STATE
The ancestral home of the Yoruba race of southwestern Nigeria made the final cut on the death spot with 46 death recorded due to insecurity.