Wednesday, 25 July 2012

‘Robbery cases rise by six per cent in Nigeria’

ARMED robbery cases in Nigeria have increased by six per cent from 11 per cent in 2010 to 17 per cent in 2012, a National Crime Victimisation and Safety Survey conducted by CLEEN Foundation, has shown
At the public presentation of the report in Abuja yesterday, the Executive Director of CLEEN Foundation, Innocent Chukwuma, said when disaggregated according to states, the survey showed that Edo State recorded the highest number of robbery cases (63 per cent) followed by Anambra State with 47 per cent and Ondo came third with 33 per cent.
The survey also showed Jigawa and Kwara states as recording the least cases of four and two per cent in that order.
He added: “The survey also revealed that security in homes is still a challenge as 47 per cent of robbery occurred mostly in the homes of respondents, 24 per cent near home, 20 per cent elsewhere and nine per cent in the workplaces or schools.
Meanwhile, an initiative on the audit of the death of people in police custody and during police operations is underway.
Member of the Police Service Commission, Dr. Otive Igbuzor, revealed this yesterday at the presentation of the CLEEN survey, saying it would assist in modernising the police.

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