One of the problem facing law enforcement in Nigeria today is the lack of technological infusion into the system.
It is my belief that crime and criminality is a global phenomenon and can not be handled in a localized manner. A few decades ago, no one would have believed that Nigeria will ever witness the kind of crimes that is going on around the country today. But, it is happening now, If we had embraced technology earlier and prepare our law enforcement agencies by way of acquiring training on how best to use such technologies in solving modern crimes, by now thing would been of lesser stress.
I also believe that if you can solve the problems around law enforcement agencies in Nigeria, especially the Nigeria Police Force then you would have solve more than 50% of the current problems facing us such as corruption, impunity, indiscipline, fraud, etc. since the police officer are ready to work and are well equipped with modern equipment to carry out their essential duties.
In 2015/2016 during the administration of the former Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase alot of successes were recorded at various department of the Nigeria Police Force. He was able to infuse a bit of technology in some tactical unit such as the Intelligence Response Team – IRT, by creating a robust unit known as the Technical Intelligence Unit whose primary role is to feed the IRT and other Units with location information of criminals.
He also created the first ever in Africa – Police Complaint platform in which members of the public now lay complaint via Facebook, twitter – @PoliceNG_PCRRU, whatsapp, BBM, SMS, phone calls and email and are sure of getting quick response from any part of Nigeria. The Unit was known then as the Complaint Response Unit – CRU later renamed as Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit – PCRRU.
He also created a Tinted Permit Platform that enables members of the public to apply online for tinted permit and then get it done from the comfort of your home.
Perhaps, these innovations were the reason why that period was seen as the safest for the populace and police officer were respected.
I feel very concerned in this because it is my constituency and wish i could do something about it but unfortunately i cant. So i share it with you, may be you can see one or two points .
I sincerely wish you all the best in your ambition