Managing Tight Security and Smuggling Free Trade at Nigerian International Borders: Opinions of Community Residents and Law Enforcement Officers at Seme and Idiroko Borders in Nigeria

Asamu, Festus (2014) Managing Tight Security and Smuggling Free Trade at Nigerian International Borders: Opinions of Community Residents and Law Enforcement Officers at Seme and Idiroko Borders in Nigeria. International SAMANM Journal of Marketing and Management. pp. 1-11. ISSN ISSN 2308-2399

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Abstract

Abstract: With fifteen law enforcement officers and thirty – six community residents, sampled from Seme and Idi – Iroko communities, this study investigated the opinions of the law enforcement officers and community residents on what should be done to ensure tight security and smuggling free trade around Nigerian borders. The study implemented survey design and qualitative methods (Focus Group Discussion and Key Informant Interviews) were carried out to gather data and information. Purposive sampling was used to select the study areas while convenience sampling and simple random sampling were used to select the community residents and law enforcement officers respectively. The study discovered that both law enforcement officers and community residents were of the opinion that there are things to be done by government, the customs officers and the entire public to ensure tight security and smuggling free trade in Nigeria as explained in this study. Therefore, solving the problems of border insecurity and smuggling around the Nigeria borders is a joint effort of the government, the law enforcement officers and the community people. The suggestions made by the research participants are recommended for implementation. Keyword: Security; Smuggling; Border; Community Residents and Law Enforcement Officers

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: FESTUS ASAMU
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 12:25
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2018 12:25
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/1236

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