This project work security challenges and Nigeria police: a case study of Enugu state police headquarters. To achieve the research major objective which is to analyze factors that contributes to insecurity in the Nigeria, the researcher analyzed the existing Nigeria police force and its management, in order to ascertain its strengths and weaknesses. In addition, the researcher reviewed literatures related to the subject matter. Security of life and property are of the primary purpose of government. 1999 Constitution emphasize that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of the government”. The government through the Nigeria police fulfil its obligation of securing the nation. Another utmost aim of the researcher was to examine the Nigeria police and the challenges of security in Nigeria. The paper adopted survey method. 240 respondents were randomly selected from Enugu local government areas in Enugu state because of its proximity to the police headquarters. Frequency and simple percentage were used to analyze the data. The findings reveal that poverty, unemployment, leadership and religion are the root causes of insecurity in Nigeria. The paper recommends that the effort of the Nigeria police alone cannot curb the rate of insecurity in the nation. Keywords: Nigeria Police, Insecurity, Border Control, Crime rate, Poverty, Unemployment.
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