The Nigerian Police Force Was Rated The Worst In The World, And The NPF Is Not Happy

According to the World Internal Security and Police Index International (WISPI), Nigeria has the worst police force in the world. Also the sky is blue and today is Monday.

The report rates the Nigerian Police Force the "worst" globally in terms of its ability to handle internal security challenges. The report was released by the International Police Science Association (IPSA) and the Institute for Economics and Peace, a nonprofit organization that brings together experts, researchers, and scholars concerned with security work from all over the world.

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127 countries were assessed across four key areas: capacity, process, legitimacy and outcomes - to measure the ability of the security forces within a country to respond to internal security challenges, both now and in future. The Nigerian police performed worst on the index on all four, with a score of 0.255, ranking 127 below the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda, and Pakistan.

According to the report:

"There are 219 police officers for every 100,000 Nigerians, well below both the Index median of 300, and the sub-Saharan Africa region average of 268. This limits the capacity of the force to measure up to its law and order mandate.

In terms of process, legitimacy, and outcomes, the story is not different which makes the force fall short of the required standard. High levels of political terror have been an issue for Nigeria since 1993, with the country scoring a 4 on the Political Terror Scale every year since then."


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The top 10 performing African countries are Botswana which ranked highest at 47, followed by Rwanda which took the 50th position. Others are Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Ghana, South Africa and Mali, in that order. So in case, you're looking for where to relocate within Africa, that's a comprehensive list of places.

The 10 least performing African countries are Madagascar 111th, Zambia 112th, Ethiopia 115th, Sierra Leone 117th, Cameroon 120th, Mozambique 122nd, Uganda 124th, Kenya 125th and the Democratic Republic of Congo 126th and of course, Nigeria.

The NPF Says No!

The Nigerian police, of course, rejected the report in many words! The Nigerian police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood claimed the Nigeria police is the best in Africa, since we're now allowed to just say baseless things. 😩 

According to his statement:

"The Nigeria Police Force after a careful study of the report and the news items emanating from it, wishes to state categorically that the report is entirely misleading, a clear misrepresentation of facts and figures and essentially unempirical, considering the area of coverage of the report which was said to have been carried out in 2016 by the above mentioned associations.

The report did not take into cognisance the significant improvement in the areas of Capacity Building, Training and Re-training of the entire personnel of the Force as provided for by the current Federal Government of Nigeria and other Foreign and Local NGOs which has greatly improved the efficiency and service delivery of the personnel of the Force throughout the country."

Umm, sure.

(Source: GIPHY)

By Olanrewaju Eweniyi, published on 13/11/2017