We Are One Of The Best In The World – Nigerian Police Reject Ranking As World’s Worst

On November 11, 2017 224 Comments

Contrary to a report credited to two foreign bodies, The International Police Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace, which described it as the worst in the world, the Nigeria Police Force has rated itself not only as the best in the United Nations Peace Keeping Operations and Africa but also one of the best in the world.

The report was a fallout of the 2016 World Internal Security and Police Index, WISPI, credited to two 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 key areas of capacity, process, legitimacy and outcomes.

But reacting to the report which was carried by an online medium, The Cable, Friday, the Force Headquarters said it rejected the report in its entirety, saying the framers of the so called rating were out to blackmail the Nigeria Police.

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

“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, and should be disregarded and discountenanced, “the police high command said in a statement released to the media through Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP. ”

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 Force Headquarters’ statement said. The statement read further:”

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. ”

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 370,000 police personnel in the country stands at around one policeman to less than 600 people in a population estimates of 180,000,000 Nigerians. ”

The statement further read:” It is equally significant to state that the current recruitment of additional 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 31,000 police personnel yearly for a period of five years will definitely increase the strength of the Force to meet up with the UN ratio of one policeman to 400 citizens. 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.”

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. ”

For avoidance of doubt, since the inception of the present Police administration in July 2016, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, 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.

“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.

“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.”

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Comments (224)


  1. Austin Emordi says:

    Policemen should try go out of Nigeria to witness how police men look like and how criminal case is handled. Compares nigeria police with some country police men you will agree with me that the Nigeria police force is the worst of all.

  2. Oluomo A Salisu says:

    you people should stop deceiving your self,the truth have been told,you are the worst,instead of claiming rubbish,just work on your dignity,above all you people don’t have respect for humanity,pls adjust your self and stop ranting rubbish !!!.

  3. Arinze Ikwuegbu says:

    I totally Agee with the report even before reading it..
    These guys leave the core part of their jobs only to seek bribe from unsuspecting members of the public.
    Few good folks among them but a greater brood of vampires work with them.
    I hate them so much after my last experience with them . You can hardly differentiate between the police men and criminals attimes

  4. Chukwuma Evergreen Judenty says:

    If u say u are one of the worsts in the world we would agree with u small that there are some countries that have same police as bad as u people . But saying one of the bests?? Do u mark ur scripts after exam ?? Ur result has been given to u so just accept it in Good faith !!

  5. Chekwube Nwufo says:

    Global Terrorism Index (GTI) ranked Boko haram and Fulani Herdsmen as the 3rd & 4th most deadliest terrorist organization in the world but none of them has ever accepted they are terrorist. You understand?

  6. Chuks Chukwu says:

    Best in bribery. Best in extortion. Best in indiscipline. Best in awkwardness. Best in humiliations. Best in human assault. Best in reluctance to distress calls. Best in delaying justice. Best in traffic rules violation. Just to mention but a few

  7. Chidex Hillson says:

    Fools, what did I hear u people say? Ur d best after collecting egunje from motorists and corrupt people to turn a case against d complainant. My people see how these idiots in uniform spend d egunje they collected.

  8. Reginald Dike says:

    Continue fooling your self that you are the best. Thank God the report emanated from outside the country. You think people outside here do not see all these things you do? Better you start now to reform.

  9. Mithras Love says:

    God punish me if Nigeria police is the best in the world. Nigeria police are criminals. Don’t make a mistake of reporting a case for them to arrest someone, cos the moment they notice the person u ask them to arrest is rich, trust me, they will arrest u instead of the criminal.

  10. Christopher Ifeanyi says:

    Nawhaoo! In politics, rated do or die affair. In policing , rated the worst in the planet. In terrorist, rated number 4 in the world. In corruption, Haaa! The first in history of the world. WELOCME TO NAIZORIA!

  11. Kenneth Onyema Owoghiri says:

    The Nigeria Police is not the worst. There are other criterias in which we are actually the best. I challenge policemen from that country tbey rated the best to come here and try to police Nigerians. They will run away. It is not tbe Nigerian Police that is the issue but the environment. Pure and simple.

  12. Francis Aroh says:

    When you are busy collecting bribe on daily basis from innocent people intimidating and killing and maim, you expected to be best in the world. Nigeria police is a disgrace in society.

  13. Chuks Ogbu says:

    Breaking news:
    Nigeria police are the worst in the whole world The zoo government proscribed IPOB as a terrorist group but the world declined and said they are the most peaceful indigenous people in the world, the reverse: IPOB exposed the zoological republic of Nigeria police evil to the world, the world ranked Nigeria police as the worst police globally… Thanks to Chikwu okike Abiahma. All hail Biafra.

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