The Nigerian Police To Recruit 50 Constables Each For The 774 Local Governments.

IGP, Muhammed Adamu.

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has announced her readiness to recruit 50 constables for each of the 774 local government areas of the country.


The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, said this in Enugu yesterday while kick-starting the Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices, POCACOV.

Adamu, who was represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) incharge of Zone 9, Mr Baba Tijini, said the Federal Government was focused on getting all stakeholders to fight insecurity in the land.

According to him: “I want all Nigerians to key into this programme for the overall reduction of crime in all communities in the country and we want to engage and work together with local citizens to easily identify security threats and proffer local solutions to them.

“To this end, the Federal Government wants to strengthen community police efforts of the NPF with the recruitment of 40,000 community police Constables, with each of the 774 local government areas in the country having a minimum of 50 constables to strengthen security at the local level. “It will also involve engaging community-based organisations, groups and institutions to see that it works for the better of all.”