The report was released by the International Police Science Association, IPSA, and the Institute for Economics and Peace.
The indices used in accessing 127 countries from four key areas, namely, capacity, process, legitimacy and outcomes, aim to measure the ability of the security apparatus within a country to respond to internal security challenges, both now and in future
Nigeria police performed worst on the index on all the four domains, with a score of 0.255 ranked 127 below Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda, and Pakistan
According to the report, the top 10 performing African countries are Botswana, Rwanda, Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Ghana, South Africa and Mali, in that order.
The report showed that Singapore performed best on the index, followed by Finland, and then Denmark. The Nigerian police, however, rejected the report. A statement by spokesperson Jimoh Moshood claimed the Nigeria police is the best in Africa.
“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.