Nigeria Police flay report rating it as worst in the world

Botswana Police ranked Africa's best

Botswana Police ranked Africa's best

The 2016 World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) report released on Saturday put the country at position 125 out of 127.

The WISPI was released by two bodies - the International Police Science Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace.

The report showed that Nigeria underperformed on all four domains, with a score of 0.255.

As expected, the Nigerian Police Force, through its PRO CSP Jimoh Moshood has described the report as false as they are the "best" in Africa. The Force rejects the report as unempirical and absolute falsehood, should be disregarded and discountenanced.

"The index average bribe payments of police was 30 per cent, with more than 50 per cent of respondents admitting to having paid a bribe to police in 33 of the 127 countries in the index".

"It is pertinent to state that the instruments used to evaluate the performance of the Force vis - à - vis that of other countries is absolutely incorrect and grossly inadequate and therefore a plain distortion of facts and figures".

According to the report, countries with smaller populations performed well compared to those will large ones.

"The biggest rise in the a year ago occurred in Nigeria, the worst performing country on the WISPI", the report indicated.

"Kenya police ranked third last in the world is not true".

The atrocities and misgivings of the Nigerian Police Force are endless.

The reaction came just as the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, assured Nigerians, global community and stakeholders of policing with integrity and worldwide core values and world best practices.

The report also said that terrorism remains one of the greatest threats to internal security.

"Nowhere in the report were references made to either the improved capacity or achievements recorded by the Nigeria Police Force across the country in the recent time, the Force therefore implores all Nigerians and worldwide community to disregard the report as unfounded and misleading".

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