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Majority undeterred by terror threat in festive season

24 December 2014, 06:55Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The majority of Nigerians are optimistic about a peaceful and secure environment during this year’s festive season.

This is despite the threat of terror posed by the Boko Haram sector.

The Annual Special End of Year Poll results released by NOIPolls revealed that Nigerians (86 percent) reported that the environment in which they would be spending the holidays will be ‘peaceful and secure’, even as they mostly remain confident (87 percent) in the ability of the state police command’s to respond to any security alert during this festive season.

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More findings revealed that the larger share of Nigerians (51 percent) will be ‘staying at home to relax’ during the end of year festive period while a considerable proportion ‘will be traveling’ (29 percent).

The opinion poll was conducted in the week starting December 15.

It involved telephone interviews of a random nationwide sample.

A total of 1 000 randomly selected phone-owning Nigerians aged 18 years and above, representing the six geopolitical zones in the country, were interviewed.

“With a sample of this size, we can say with 95 percent confidence that the results obtained are statistically precise - within a range of plus or minus 3 percent,” NOIPolls stated.

- CAJ News


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