Thuggee – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Today I explore some of the histories of our present day world. Nigeria has some levels of violence I’m only beginning to understand.

Looking through the history books I saw a story about the Thuggees of India – a criminal gang of robbers.

If Nigeria is to stomp out some of these acts of violence the Police might want to consider using some of these methods: My friend working on iPolice might also be interested in this read.

Reasons for successful eradication of the Thuggees included:

  • the dissemination of reports regarding Thuggee developments across territorial borders, so that each administrator was made aware of new techniques as soon as they were put in practice, so that travellers could be warned and advised on possible counter-measures.
  • the use of King’s evidence programmes gave an incentive for gang members to inform on their peers to save their own lives. This undermined the code of silence that protected members.
  • at a time when, even in Britain, policing was in its infancy, the British set up a dedicated police force, the Thuggee Department, and special tribunals that prevented local influence from affecting criminal proceedings.
  • the police force applied the new detective methodologies to record the locations of attacks, the time of day or circumstances of the attack, the size of group, the approach to the victims and the behaviours after the attacks. In this way, a single informant, belonging to one gang in one region, might yield details that would be applicable to most, or all, gangs in a region or indeed across all India.

via Wikipedia.