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Nigeria Names Former Chief to Overhaul Country’s Police Force

February 17, 2012

Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Nigeria named Parry Osayande, a former police chief, as head of a committee to reorganize the country’s police force, the Abuja-based presidency said.

The nine-member committee is tasked with improving efficiency and effectiveness and will “primarily redress the rot in the Nigeria Police Force and reposition it to face the challenges of a democratic society,” Vice President Namadi Sambo said in the statement.

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