Tag Archives: Nigeria

No fingerprints in Nigeria

This column offers reflections of a Nigerian former prosecutor who says the last case in which police used fingerprints in court was 1964. He laments “the dearth of experts in the force, noting that it wasn’t always this bad with … Continue reading

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Ranking world police

News outlets in Africa recently picked up the 2016 “World Internal Security & Police Index” (WISPI) that ranked Botswana best on the continent and Nigeria worst. On the defensive, Nigerian authorities have criticized the index “as unempirical and absolute falsehood, … Continue reading

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Strengthening AfriPol

This column takes note of the appointment of Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police as a vice-chair of AfriPol following the organization’s first general assembly in May. Inasmuch as the new regional institution awaits formal recognition from the African Union, a … Continue reading

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Predicting terrorism

This blog post by terrorism expert Brian Jenkins discusses the difficult challenge of predicting attacks. He notes that, outside of conflict zones, terror incidents remain infrequent — in 2015, “74 percent of all fatalities occurred in five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, … Continue reading

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ISIS-related terrorism 2002-2015

This article summarizes a recent report on ISIS-related terrorism through 2015. The group was responsible for over 33,000 deaths during the 14-year period starting in 2002, accounting for about 1/4 of terrorism deaths world-wide. So-called lone wolf attacks have been … Continue reading

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Police jobs in demand in Nigeria

Some countries find it difficult to recruit sufficient numbers of police, but this post indicates that Nigeria has received over 700,000 applications for an expected 10,000 new police positions.

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Women police in Africa

This article reports increased numbers of women police in Africa, thanks in part to strong UN encouragement. Rwanda has become the top contributor of women to international policing missions, and Kenya’s constitution now requires its National Police to reach 30% … Continue reading

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