Ibrahim Idris IG says FG has approved recruitment of 10,000 policemen every year

Idris said the move will help the police force combat crime, adding that it will also boost its numerical strength.

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Nigeria Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. play

Nigeria Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

(Daily Post)
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The Federal Government has approved the recruitment of 10,000 policemen every year.

According to Daily Post, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP),Ibrahim Idris made the revelation on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in Abuja.

Idris said the move will help the police force combat crime, adding that it will also boost its numerical strength.

He said “We can succeed in community policing when we address the ratio of one policeman to 400 citizens. Recruitment of rank and file had been stopped and there is no where you can have an effective police if you don’t have enough policemen to police the population and that is one of the areas we are addressing now.

“This administration has come up with the recruitment of 10,000 police officers and we are going to ensure, because the President has given us approval, every year we are going to address this 10,000 policemen and these strategic issues we need to address to be able to tackle effectively the efficiency of the Nigeria Police Force.”

Also peaking on the increase in the rate of kidnapping, Idris said “It (kidnapping) is becoming a worrisome situation and that is why we are now trying to mobilize all sectors of the community so that we can sit down and address this issue of kidnapping. It goes beyond the issue of police, it has gone beyond the role of community leaders, it has gone to the level of the roles of religious leaders, even to the kind of schools we leave our children.”

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