The World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) has declared the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) the number-one worst police department globally.
The ranking comes as no surprise, considering the NPF’s consistent failure to uphold law and order.
The force’s dismal record is reflected in its blatant disregard for court orders and the constitution, earning it a zero in respect for legal norms.
A stroll across the nation reveals widespread roadblocks not for legitimate security checks but rather as opportunities for officers to harass and extort money from motorists and pedestrians alike.
The notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) within the Nigerian Police has gained infamy for its brutal treatment of innocent citizens, often resulting in fatalities.
Incidents of extrajudicial killings, torture, wrongful arrests, bribery, and corruption are rampant, with these egregious acts going unchecked within the NPF.
Despite the recent disbandment of the SARS unit by the Inspector General of Police amid nationwide protests, the pervasive corruption within the NPF remains evident.
The actions of many officers demonstrate a blatant disregard for the law, painting a grim picture of the state of law enforcement in Nigeria.