From Crime to Coercion: Policing Dissent in Abeokuta, Nigeria, 1900–1940

  title={From Crime to Coercion: Policing Dissent in Abeokuta, Nigeria, 1900–1940},
  author={Samuel Fury Childs Daly},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  pages={474 - 489}
  • S. Daly
  • Published 15 February 2019
  • History, Political Science
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
ABSTRACT Indirect rule figured prominently in Nigeria’s colonial administration, but historians understand more about the abstract tenets of this administrative strategy than they do about its everyday implementation. This article investigates the early history of the Native Authority Police Force in the town of Abeokuta in order to trace a larger move towards coercive forms of administration in the early twentieth century. In this period the police in Abeokuta developed from a primarily civil… 



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