Worst/dangerous Places To Live In Abuja
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Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. It is rated the country’s most developed city and one of the most secure states. it is home to a lot of high government officials and agencies including the President of Nigeria.
Although Abuja is one of the safest places to live, there are still a few areas that one has to be cautious of. One might think, with all the national securities located in Abuja, it should be 100% safe but this is far from the case. The city is like many other states in the country, it has its own fair share of bad neighborhoods.
Hoodlum crimes have been disastrous in certain locations throughout the metropolitan area. Do you want to know the worst places to live in Abuja, then you are in the right post. let’s get started…
Top 9 Most Dangerous Places To Live In Abuja
The following are some of the most dangerous areas in Abuja that you should avoid or be very careful when visiting.
The Tower and Bolingo Hotel are located on independence avenue in the Abuja Phase 2 neighborhood. However, there has been a report of hoodlum incidents ranging from vehicle destruction to phone theft at Bolingo junction.
The hoodlums in this district take advantage of the speed breaker and traffic signal to rob people in Abuja especially people who travel the airport road. According to the news report, the hoodlums use the bush path close to the Bolingo fence as an escape route after robbing innocent individuals.
Masalachi is a Central Business District crossroads connecting Samuel Ademulegun, the National Mosque, and Herbert Macaulay Way. Even though this district is close to the presidential place and the country’s Three Arms Zones. There has been a report of multiple incidents of hoodlums robbing people at night. However, the police and other security personnel have made several arrests and many of the criminals have been charged in court.
Dantata Bridge connects the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road in Duboyi District with the Galadimawa roundabout on the Lokogoma expressway. The hoodlums in this district usually rob their victims on both sides of the bridges at night. According to reports, the hoodlums are known to knife their victims if they don’t cooperate and use the bushes around the road as an escape route.
Wuse market is the city’s main market located in zone 5, in the northwestern section of the wuse district. It shares a border with Maitama District to the north and the south by the Central District. According to the report, the hoodlums disguise themselves as traders, cabbies, and even taxi drivers to rob in and around the Wuse market.
Julius Berger Junction
Julius Berger junction is popularly called “One Chance Zone” by the locals dues to its reputation for quick robberies. Criminals usually operate there at late night to pick up their victims from the bus stop. According to reports, victims robbed of their phones and money by the hoodlums are sometimes injured or even killed.
Area 1 Roundabout (Garki)
Area 1 is located in the Garki district of Abuja. It is one of the busiest stops in the city, which connect Apo, Wuse, and Durumi. Even though it is close to the headquarters of the Nigerian police mobile force, there have been multiple reports of robberies. According to the report, the criminal usually robs at night, under the bridge of the Area 1 roundabout. However, the police are putting all effort to provide adequate security for the people.
The Apo roundabout is one of Abuja’s most popular bus stops and it’s located on Garki 2 of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway. This is one of the most dangerous places especially at night because there have been numerous reports of rape and sexual harassment of women. As well as the stealing of phones and other valuables from passersby. Despite the fact of the constant raiding and arrest made by the police, criminal activities continue to take place at the location.
Airport Road is one of the most used roads in Abuja and over the years, crime in this area has continued to rise. There have been several reports of armed bandits, theft, and thug on the road attacking innocent people. However, the police are putting all effort to provide adequate security for the people but you have to be very cautious if you are living in this area.
Lokogoma Axis is one of the most dangerous places to live in Abuja due to the increase in bloody cult clashes. Cult clashes have claimed many lives, destroyed properties, and several people has been injured. However, the local security and the police are working together to ensure there is peace in the area but sometimes, there are still occurrences of cult clashing.
where is the safest place to live in Abuja?
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Where is the cheapest place to live in Abuja?
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Is Abuja cheaper than Lagos?
According to research, the cost of living in Abuja is more expensive than in Lagos. However, in some aspects Lagos is more expensive especially when it comes to feeding, food is quite expensive than in Abuja. Nevertheless, both states are the best place to live in Nigeria.
Where is the most dangerous state in Nigeria?
most dangerous state in Nigeria
- Zamfara state
- Borno state
- Kaduna state
- Bauchi state
- Gombe state
Conclusion: Worst Places To Live In Abuja
According to the 2006 census, the city of Abuja is rated in the top ten most populous cities in Nigeria. With a large population comes a high rate of crime, despite the fact the city has numerous secure government locations, there are still some areas you need to be cautious.
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