Inside the Nigeria Police Force: An Examination of the Condition and Facilities at the Police Stations in Ilorin Metropolis of Kwara State Nigeria
Author(s): Hossein Gholami/Salihu Habeeb Abdulrauf
The Nigeria Police over the past years have undeniably suffered numerous challenges which have explicitly affected the discharge of its duties and obligations. This study surveyed seven police stations in Ilorin Metropolis of Kwara State Nigeria to examine the available amenities and police equipment used in policing the communities and implications on effective policing. Both qualitative and quantitative design was employed. In addition, cluster; simple random and purposive sampling techniques were used.7 people were interviewed (police officers and community leaders) and a total of 200 questionnaires were administered to respondents. The method of analyses was content analysis and Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS). The study found that the conditions of the police stations are not conducive and they lack basic amenities and police equipment that may aid effective policing in the area. The study, therefore, suggested that adequate monitoring of the police yearly allocations and activities will ensure transparency and effective execution of police projects and more importantly, it will facilitate effective policing.