The inspector-general of police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has revealed that the Nigerian Police Officers are the best in the world compared to their foreign counterparts.
Adamu said this on Channels Television, noting that officers of the force do a lot to keep the peace despite lacking sufficient resources.
He said, “When you have police as an organization that is supposed to fight crime, to maintain law and order, the personnel of that organization must be properly trained, must be properly equipped, must be given the necessary tools required for them to perform the functions for which they are recruited,” he said.
“It is only in Nigeria that you have police officers that don’t have the required logistics that they need to operate, but they struggle and make the society peaceful.
“When you take them out of the country, to an international environment where those logistics that are required for you to do policing job are there, you see them performing wonderfully well. And that’s why Nigerian police officers are acclaimed to be the best in the world.
“Put Nigerian police officers side by side with even police officers from advanced countries; give them the same function; give them the same logistics; you’ll see the officers of the Nigerian police perform better than those that are coming from so-called advanced countries.
“I’m an example. A lot of police officers from those advanced countries worked under me and I directed them on what policing is and what should come out of them.”