VOL. 3, NO 1 (2018)

SELF-ESTEEM AS A PREDICTOR OF SECURITY CONSCIOUSNESS AMONG YOUTHS IN ABIA AND ANAMBRA STATES OF NIGERIA

Introduction

Nigeria and the world in general are experiencing a disturbing trend of security challenges that are ruthlessly demonstrated by the rise in violent attacks on individuals, religious and government institutions mounted by a broad range of lawless persons who are motivated by ethnic, religious, tribal, political and personal interests. Among the security challenges facing Nigeria are ethnic militia activities, ethno-religious conflicts, vandalism, boundary and land disputes, armed banditry, bombing, kidnapping and political violence (Onokhuru, 2010). 

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