BAKOLORI JOURNAL OF GENERAL STUDIES

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Attahiru, B., & Aliyu, H. (2020). SECURITY CHALLENGES; A THREAT TO BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN ZAMFARA STATE. BAKOLORI JOURNAL OF GENERAL STUDIES, 10, 1-2. https://doi.org/10.xxxx/abcd

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This paper examines the security challenges and the implications for business activities in Zamfara a North Western state of Nigeria. Since the past one decade or more, Zamfara states has witnessed unprecedented security challenges occasioned by the activities of kidnappers, cattle rustlers, banditry, terrorism, religious and ethnic crisis. These social menaces, when put together impinge on the security of lives and property of both citizens and foreigners living or even trying to invest in those areas affected as they are blessed with natural resources and fertile land. The study adopts the Democratic Peace Theory. Secondary data was mostly used in the study. The study identifies the root causes of insecurity in Zamfara state and how it hindered business activities in the state. Security challenges in any environment constitute threat to lives and properties, hindered business activities, and discourage local and foreign investors, which affect and retard socio-economic development of a country. The paper emphasized the need to evolve a safe business environment that allows for effective business activities and a sustainable development process. The study therefore recommends effective formulation and implementation of policies capable of tackling the root causes of insecurity in Zamfara state.

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