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Nigerian police ranked worst, Botswana best in Africa- Global report

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Jude Johnson 

The Nigerian police have been ranked by an International agency, as the worst police in Africa, while the Botswana counterpart occupies the apex of the ranking ladder.

This was disclosed in a recent report published by the World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) released by the International Police Services Association (IPSA) and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

According to the report,  Uganda, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Nigeria were at the bottom of the ladder. The African quartet at the bottom as they were ranked from 124th to 127 slots respectively.

In 2016, Botswana’s president, Seretes Khama was named as the world’s best president, and just recently, he announced he will step down as president in April next year when his term officially ends. He said that he will leave the country in the hands of his Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi until the elections in 2019.

On the best police ranking in Africa, Africanews in a report revealed that Africa’s best police service is that of Botswana which also ranked 47th best in the world, as contained by the two rating bodies.

The index ranked the Rwandan police as Africa’s second best with global position of 50th followed by Algeria ranked 58t, Senegal 68th and Tunisia ranked 72.

According to the report, the top 10 for Africa countries were, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Ghana, South Africa and Mali respectively.

According to the ranking agency, “WISPI measures the ability of the police and other security providers to address internal security issues in 127 countries, across four domains, using sixteen indicators,” authors of the report stated. The four domains are, capacity, process, legitimacy and outcomes

Despite the failure of Africa to break into the top forty, the continent was very prominent in the lower rankings. Six African countries were in the bottom 10. Cameroon and Mozambique in the 120th and 122nd spots.

Uganda, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Nigeria made it an African quartet at the bottom as they were ranked 124th to 127 slots respectively.

Meanwhile, at the top of the global rankings, Europe dominated with eight countries. Except first place Singapore and Australia in sixth spot, all the other countries were in Europe – Finland, Denmark, Austria, Germany (2nd – 5th), Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland (7th – 10th).

Credits | DT


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