EFFECT OF KIDNAPPING ON THE LIVELIHOOD ACTIVITIES OF ARABLE CROP FARMERS IN SOME SELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF TARABA STATE, NIGERIA

Author(s): Garba, M.S., Sabo, E., Bashir, M.B.
Volume/Issue: Volume 3 , Issue 2 (2023)

ABSTRACT:

The study was carried out on the effects of kidnapping on livelihood activities of arable crop farmers in some selected Local Government Areas of Taraba State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling procedures were used to select one hundred and seventy arable crop farmers for the study. Frequency, percentages, mean, chi-square and logit regression were used in the analysis of the data. The result reveals 81.2% of the arable crop farmers were male, 80% were married and 68.8% had acquired one form of education or the other with a mean household size of seven people respectively. The majority (97.7%) had crop production and trading as prioritized livelihood activities. The chi-square result reveals crop production, local crop processing, marketing and distribution of agricultural produce, trading, and fishing (34.2***) were all significantly related to human abduction. Logit regression result reveals that age (0.000), and gender (0.000) were positive and statistically significant at 5% level. The result of the hypothesis tested reveals Age, gender, marital status, educational level, membership of cooperatives, household size, and extension visitation (0.41***) were all significantly related to human abduction threat. The study concluded that Human abduction is considered to be a major potential threat affecting Taraba State mostly on the part of socio-economic activities of the region. The study therefore recommended among others relevant security agencies, especially the antikidnapping; vigilante groups and hunters squad should be properly equipped and funded to stamp out human abduction in Taraba State.

KEYWORDS:

Kidnapping, Arable crop farmers, Livelihood Activities.

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