Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said that the Nigeria Police Force is one of the best in the world.
Osinbajo said this in Abuja while laying the foundation for the construction of the Crime and Incident Data Base Centre at the Force Headquarters in the country’s capital.
The Vice President said police personnel in the country are better equipped than in some other countries.
Osinbajo said he made the submission based on his experiences while working with the UN Mission in Somalia.
He said: “The Nigeria Police is one of the very best that we have anywhere in the world and I say so because I have worked with law enforcement agents for many years. I have served in the United Nations special operations in the justice sector like the UN Mission in Somalia for about a year and I saw Police Forces from everywhere across the world.
“The Nigeria Police was there too and everybody admitted that they were possibly the most effective on ground there in Somalia. They were effective because they were better trained, better educated than every other Police Force that was there, besides, they were well equipped by the UN,” he added.
Osinbajo also commended the establishment of a Crime and Incident Data Base Centre for the Police.
“The direction that we should be going is smart policing. Policing that is technology serving and based more on common sense and technology than just manually doing everything.
“I think one of the most important things that this Crime Data Base Centre will do is to equip the Police, to be able to do the kind of investigation that is required to cope with crime today,” he said.