10 Effects of Banditry in Nigeria

Banditry in Nigeria is a hydra. It is an absolute monster and barbaric. Its effects in Nigeria are numerous. They are unimaginable. One wonders why some people ever think of becoming bandits.Information Guide Nigeria

Some Effects of Banditry in Nigeria

Though there are numerous effects of banditry in Nigeria, this post will only look at ten of them. The effects include:

  • Effects on women
  • Effects on children
  • Effects on food security
  • Effects on education
  • Effects on agricultureEffects of Banditry in Nigeria
  • Poverty
  • Threat to the Nigerian economy
  • Population imbalance
  • Nigerian bad image
  • Rural under-development

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  1. Effects of Banditry on Women

Banditry in Nigeria has tremendous effects on women. It has made so many of them become widows when they least expected it. It has thrown some into untold hardship as their breadwinners were taken away from them by force. Some of these women have died in the process.JAMB Result

The worst thing that you can do to a woman is to rape her. The trauma that rape causes them is everlasting. You can then imagine what the bandits do to these women when they rape them. They do not only rape them but also rape their daughters alongside. These rapes happen in the presence of their husbands and fathers. The atrocity that bandits commit in Nigeria is enormous.

  1. Effects of Banditry on Children

Banditry in Nigeria is a plan of the devil to exterminate Nigeria. This is so because it tries to destroy Nigerian children who are the future of Nigeria. As banditry in Nigeria destroys the future of Nigerian children, it destroys the future of Nigeria.

Nigeria is a country that is still developing. It cannot develop without educating its youths. The effort of the federal government to educate every Nigerian child cannot be realized because of banditry. Bandits kidnap innocent schoolchildren and put fear into intending ones. The result is Nigeria without educated youths.

Banditry in Nigeria has made many Nigerian children become orphans. These innocent children suffer from the cradle. They have nobody to bring them up. Banditry throws them into confusion as bandits take their parents away from them. This is not good enough for Nigerian children.

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  1. Effects of Banditry on Food Security

Food security is a problem in Nigeria because of banditry. As bandits raid farms and kill the farmers, they threaten food production in Nigeria. Therefore, banditry in Nigeria is a problem for food security in Nigeria.

  1. Effects of Banditry on Education

Banditry in Nigeria has forced the government to shut down some schools in the areas where the bandits operate. The government does this because bandits kidnap young schoolchildren that attend these schools. To secure the life of others, the government has to close the schools.JAMB Form

Thus, banditry in Nigeria threatens the educational system of Nigeria. You can imagine what happens when Nigeria exists without a functional educational system. This is what bandits are trying to do to Nigeria.

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  1. Effects of Banditry on Agriculture

Banditry in Nigeria jeopardizes the Nigerian agricultural system. Agriculture in Nigeria does not only produce food for Nigerians but also produces raw materials for Nigerian industries. When banditry kills farmers and forces those that are alive out of their farm settlement areas, the agricultural system crumbles.

Thus, banditry in Nigeria is a threat to the industrial development of Nigeria. For this reason, Nigerians and the government should try their possible best to stop banditry in Nigeria. Banditry in Nigeria does no one any good.

  1. Poverty in Nigeria

Banditry aside, poverty is a general problem in Nigeria. With banditry, poverty in Nigeria worsens. Many people do not have money in Nigeria. The few that are managing themselves are the ones that bandits rob of the little that they have.Npower Recruitment

Thus, banditry in Nigeria tries to reduce every Nigerian to the poverty level. As bandits kill Nigerian farmers, they deny Nigerians food. As they rob people, they deny them money. How then do they want Nigerians to survive?

The federal government should think on this point very well. If bandits can deny Nigerians food, money and education, Nigeria is finished. It means that banditry is ruling Nigeria.

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  1. A Threat to the Nigerian Economy

From a general point of view, banditry in Nigeria is a threat to the Nigerian economy as a whole. With banditry in Nigeria, no business functions well. Everything is at a standstill.

Imagine the billions of naira that the federal government has spent in fighting insecurity in Nigeria. If this money had been used on the infrastructural development in Nigeria, what do you think Nigeria will look like? With banditry in Nigeria, the Nigerian government is not at rest. Nobody sleeps well in Nigeria, as no one knows when bandits will strike.

Bandits have robbed so many banks in Nigeria. When they rob these banks, they not only destroy lives and properties but also make away millions of naira. Since they struck UBA at Issele-Uku, the bank has not functioned for months now. The renovation alone has taken millions of naira. This is Nigerian money.

  1. Population Imbalance

Banditry creates population imbalance in Nigeria. Bandits force many people to migrate to other places. While the migration causes a reduction of people where they are leaving, it increases the population of the place they are going to. This imbalance of population harms Nigerians.WAEC Result

Population increase causes so many problems. It can cause the spread of diseases. It causes a shortage of amenities. Over congestion can result in deaths. This is what banditry cause in Nigeria.

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  1. Nigerian Bad Image

Banditry in Nigeria creates a bad image of Nigeria to the outside world. To the international community, Nigeria is a place where bandits operate. Therefore, a place that is unsafe for any form of investment.

Nigerians who do one thing or the other on the internet can testify to the fact that many sites do not readily accept them. Once your country of residence reads Nigeria, they deny you access. They think you are a bandit. Banditry in Nigeria creates this bad image of Nigeria to the outside world.

  1. Rural Under-Development

The federal government tries to develop all rural areas to prevent rural-urban migration. With banditry operations in the rural areas, such development becomes impossible.

No meaningful development can take place where schools are closed down. The government cannot develop where bandits kill people. As long as there are banditry activities in the rural areas of Nigeria, nobody, including the government can do anything there. Thus, banditry in Nigeria hinders rural development in Nigeria.


In conclusion, banditry in Nigeria is a bad monster that no one should allow to live. It does not have anything good to offer Nigerians. Therefore, Nigerians should be ready to kill it at all costs.

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