ODSIP Newsletter Vol.1 No.5

In recent times, South West, Nigeria as well as other regions have been faced with series of high profile crimes ranging from farmers/herdsmen clashes, kidnapping, particularly kidnap for ransom, armed robbery, home invasion, Jailbreaks, carjacking, rape, killings, cybercrimes, vandalism of farm lands and a host of illicit acts that have continued to instill fear, uncertainty, pain and even considerable trepidation of the well-being of the people. The situation in the Southwest is a glimpse of the worrisome insecurity, nationwide. Hence, Overseas Security Advisory Council Review Report (2020) placed Nigeria at Level 3, indicating that travelers need to re-consider the choice of traveling to Nigeria due to high rate of crimes.