Exploring the subsidiarity principle in policing and the operations of the Nigeria Police Force

  title={Exploring the subsidiarity principle in policing and the operations of the Nigeria Police Force},
  author={Temitayo Isaac Odeyemi and A. Sat Obiyan},
  journal={African Security Review},
  pages={42 - 60}
ABSTRACT The provisions of the 1999 Constitution, which recognises the existence of a single police force and forbids parallel police organisations, have oftentimes generated controversies among actors in the Nigerian federal polity. Rising insecurity precipitates lingering questions on the utility and adequacy of a single, highly centralised and centrally controlled police force given Nigeria’s geographic vastness and demographic diversity. Conversely, arguments have also dwelt on the dangers… 
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