Abuja - Nigerians consider that political interest and unemployment as the major cause of terrorism in the country.
This is according to a special edition of security snap poll results released by NOIPolls, the leading country-specific polling services firm in the West African region.
According to a statement release by NOIPolls in Abuja, 26 percent of their respondents consider political interest as the major cause of terrorism in the country while 21 percent perceived unemployment as major cause of terrorism in Nigeria.
The poll result shows that only 10 percent believe bad government and leadership are the major cause of terrorism in Nigeria and 8 percent believe it is poverty.
The statement added that 99 percent of the respondents are aware of the recent activities of terrorist groups and 98 percent of the respondents are aware of the abduction of more than 200 school girls from Chibokin Borno State.
It said 46 percent of the respondents are of the opinion that government and security agencies are not doing enough to rescue the abducted girls while 54 percent believe the agencies are doing their best.
The poll result also revealed that 66 percent of the respondents believe that the abduction of the girls could potentially hinder girl-child education especially in the North-East region.
Terror, largely blamed on the Boko Haram sect, has characterized the country in recent years.
This year, more than 2 500 people have been killed.
– CAJ News