Sometimes in late February to mid-March this year, my friends and I shuttled between different police stations gathering mixed data from officers of the Nigerian Police. It took us exactly 15 days to administer questionnaires and interview a select few brilliant police officers; eliciting data about knowledge sharing practices and the impact on the competency development of police officers.
One manifestation from the study, although yet to be published, is that Nigerian police officers are knowledgeable. But the plague of systemic failure, infamous acts of corrupt ones who collect bribes at checkpoints and those killing citizens they had been employed to protect, make many Nigerians have negative perceptions about the Nigerian Police.
The Operation Fox Hunt 2 depicting how the Dubai Police arrested the 12-man gang of cyber-criminals, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas aka Hushpuppi, showcased police officers who seemed to be adequately remunerated, motivated and equipped with sophisticated information and communication technologies to track, prevent and curtail crimes.
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