Past event

Research Event

Supporting Policing in Nigeria: What Role for Nigerian Diaspora Police?

House of Commons

Africa Programme, Nigeria Project

Event documents

Meeting Summary
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Participants

Chief Superintendent Victor Olisa, Borough Commander for Haringey
PC Nsikan Etuk, Director, Nigerian Police Forum

Overview

With elections fast approaching in February 2015 and an ongoing insurgency in the northeast of the country, Nigeria’s federal police force of 300,000 personnel will play a crucial role in maintaining security in Africa’s most populous country in the coming months. But the Nigeria Police Force faces widespread criticism for corruption, human rights abuses and capacity limitations that prevent it from effectively maintaining law and order in many parts of the country. 

At this event, members of the Nigerian Police Forum – a diaspora-led organization of 900 police officers of Nigerian origin with the Metropolitan Police Service – will discuss how they could work with the Nigeria Police Force in support of capacity building and the sharing of best practice.

Please note this event will take place in the House of Commons.