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DIY Policing in Nigeria: Neighbourhoods carry out police work

Nigerian Police Unit gather

Nigerian Formed Police Unit (FPU) personnel under the African Union Mission in Somalia. AMISOM Photo / Ilyas Ahmed

Date • 5 Mar 2018

Lacking police resources have pushed inhabitants in Nigerian cities towards community policing. However, also militia groups and criminals are doing police work.