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Nigeria Police Force rejects Report ranking it worst in the World



Nigeria Police Force rejects New Report which ranks it as worst in the World

IGP Ibrahim Idris

The Nigerian Police Force has rejected a report obtained from the 2016 World Internal Security & Police Index which ranks the force as the worst Police system in the world.

The report places the Singapore Police Force as the best in the world followed by Finland, and then Denmark. Nigeria’s police force is ranked worst on the index followed by DR Congo, Kenya, Uganda and Pakistan. Countries with protracted civil conflicts were not ranked on the index.

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Nigeria Police Force rejects New Report which ranks it as worst in the World

The Nigerian Police Force has however rejected the report. In a statement signed by Police PRO Jimoh Moshood, the report is described as “entirely misleading, a clear misrepresentation of facts and figures and essentially unempirical, considering the area of coverage of the report”. The statement reads:




· Nigeria Police Force is the best in UN Peace Keeping Operations, Best in Africa, One of the Best in the World. The Force rejects the report as unempirical and absolute falsehood, should be disregarded and discountenanced.

· IGP Assures Nigerians, International Community and Stakeholders Of Policing with Integrity and International Core Values and World Best Practices.

The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to The Cable News Online of today, 10th November, 2017 captioned “NIGERIA POLICE RATED WORST IN THE WORLD”, on the 2016 World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) credited to two (2) bodies, The International Police Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace. The report claimed to have measured the ability of the Police to address Internal Security Issues in 127 Countries in four (4) key areas of Capacity, Process, Legitimacy and Outcomes.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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. The strength of about Three Hundred and Seventy Thousand (370,000) Police Personnel in the country stands at around One (1) Policeman to less than Six Hundred (600) people in a population estimates of One Hundred and Eighty Millions (180,000,000) Nigerians.

5. It is equally significant to state that the current recruitment of additional Ten Thousand (10,000) Police Personnel into the Force by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the request by the Inspector General of Police to Government for approval of the recruitment of Thirty One Thousand (31,000) Police Personnel yearly for a period of 5years will definitely increase the strength of the Force to meet up with the UN ratio of One (1) Policeman to Four Hundred (400) citizens.

6. Furthermore, in the UN Peace Keeping System, the Nigeria Police Force is rated as the best in UN Peace keeping operations in the world. This clearly shows that the Nigeria Police Force is not and cannot be the worst in the world under any known scientific yardstick or measuring instrument.

7. Currently, the Nigeria Police Force is one of the only two African Delegates representing the whole of Africa continent on the executive committee of Interpol, a position the Force attained based on high performance, merit and sustained good track records.

8. For avoidance of doubt, since the inception of the present Police administration in July 2016, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni, he has introduced and implemented diverse internal reforms aimed at improving capacity building and efficient service delivery of the personnel of the Force, which is yielding positive results in the standardization of the capability of the Nigeria Police Force to deal with violent crimes and terrorism throughout the country. The establishment and take-off of a world class Terrorism Investigation Bureau for the Force with state-of-the-art equipment and technical support from foreign partners has greatly improved the capacity of the Force to deal with threats posed to internal security in this regard.

9. However, it must be pointed out that the Nigeria Police Force sees the report as a clear demonstration of mischief, ignorance and calculated attempt to distort the feat being recorded by the Force in ensuring adequate security and safety of Nigerians. 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 international community to disregard the report as unfounded and misleading.

10. The renewed determination of the Force to adhere to Internal Police Reforms for greater efficiency in service delivery and conform to standard principles, building trust and confidence in the citizenry for their safety remain unequivocal and unwavering.

Force Public Relations Officer,
Force Headquarters,

Photo Credit: Twitter – @PoliceNG


  1. Patty boo

    November 11, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Pikin wey no gree say him carry last. But for real tho if there is another police force worst than Nigeria then the citizens must be strong hearted to deal with such.

  2. Lailatu

    November 11, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    No surprises here. Sadly no hope of them improving any time soon.

  3. Nahum

    November 11, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Are they seriously rejecting this evaluation with a straight face? See, this is why we are last. When our police force can see black and scream that it is orange and force the population to believe so. A Force of lies!!! Why won’t be last?

  4. Akpeno

    November 12, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Well, they are the worst because they are::
    Under staffed
    Under paid
    Inadequately trained
    Inadequately equipped(not enough weapons and ammunition horrible cars their filling system is from the 60s)

    • Mohammad

      November 12, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Akpeno dearest, you forgot to add THEY ARE CORRUPT to your list. See, everything else you mentioned above doesn’t justify the horrifying lack of integrity that the Nigerian Police Force operates in. It is arguably the most visible and enabling example of corruption in the country as its effects cause a chain reaction downstream the Nigerian society. In any case, I believe the ranking is not unmerited and so do you (as you’re only attempting to explain why it might be the case.)

  5. Mrs chidukane

    November 13, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Nigerian police we want #justiceforkingsley. Your men who were fighting in uniform shot my friend and dumped him in the hospital, refusing to take responsibility. You even creamed the money donated to him through you. Now his leg has been amputated. A young man who just got married few weeks ago. Any corruption fight that doesn’t include the Nigerian police force is a joke. They’re the worst of the worst.

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