Police are important officials of the state charged with the responsibilities of preventing crime, apprehending offenders, and preserving public order. There are commonly held perceptions that incidences of violent political, personal and property crimes are on the increase in Nigeria, and that the police response has been ineffective and unsatisfactory. In a recent study, we investigated public confidence in the Nigerian police and satisfaction with their service.
Alemika, E. iiG Briefing Paper 21. Do the Nigerian public trust their police? CSAE Economics Department, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (2012) 2 pp.