EFFECTS OF BANDITRY ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: A STUDY OF FUNTUA LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF KATSINA STATE 2018-2022
Keywords:Banditry, children, education, Funtua, women
The paper examined the effects of banditry on women and children education. Some parts of Katsina State in the last few years have witnessed a frequent attack by bandits. Women and children are the most vulnerable since they are left with additional burden to provide for their children domestic need and their education. The human need theory propounded by Maslow, Burton and Marshal is adopted as the framework of analysis. The theory argues that people need to meet their needs and unavailability of the means to meet the needs of individuals or group is what lead to violence. The qualitative method of data collection was used through in-depth interview and result indicates that banditry has certainly affect the women and children education; husbands were killed and some were displaced, some young Fulani girls were forced to marry bandits in exchange of protection, many commercial farmers could longer afford their children education because banditry drained their economy. It is recommended that government should initiate intelligent community policing so that the perpetrators could be fished out easily.
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