An Examination of the Causes of Kidnapping and Its Attendant Challenges in Ogun State, Nigeria

  • Segun Ayotunde Olulowo
  • Solomon Taiwo Babawale
  • Solomon Taiwo Babawale
  • Kehinde Michael Anani
Keywords: Kidnapping, Religious-Ethics and Crime


Kidnappers have become thorns in the flesh of citizens and foreigners domicile in Ogun state. The paper examines causes of kidnapping  and its consequences, investigates the roles of schools, religion and government in tackling the problem. The paper adopted a descriptive method; questionnaires were administered among Churches in Ogun State. Analysis revealed quest for ransom, revenge, rituals, Poverty, youth’s unemployment, and many more. Kidnappings have economic, political, social and psychological impacts. The paper proposed families, schools, religion and government interventions, strengthening the culture of hard work and stepping up of religious ethical  teachings.


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print ISSN: 2006-5442