Nigeria’s Police Force has been rated as the worst in the world among its contemporaries.
This is according to the World Internal Security and Police Index International report made available to newsmen on Saturday.
WISPI, in its 2016 report, described the NPF as the worst globally in terms of its ability to handle internal security challenges.
The report showed that Singapore performed best on the index, followed by Finland, and then Denmark.
The report was released by the International Police Science Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace based on the assessment of 127 countries.
The indices used in the assessment include capacity, process, legitimacy and outcomes, which the group said was meant to measure the ability of the security agency in a country to respond to internal security challenges, both now and in future.
WISPI in its report said the NPF performed worst on all the four parameters with a score of 0.255, ranking 127 below Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda and Pakistan.
It read, “There are 219 police officers for every 100,000 Nigerians, well below both the index median of 300, and the sub-Saharan Africa region average of 268.
“This limits the capacity of the Force to measure up to its law and order mandate.
“In terms of process, legitimacy and outcomes, the story is not different; which makes the Force to fall short of the required standards.”