Police affairs minister Maigari Dingyadi says 10,000 constables would soon be recruited to shore up needed manpower to enhance security around the country.
Mr Dingyadi who spoke to reporters at the Aso Villa on Thursday said the recruitment drive is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to employ 40,000 men within his second tenure which ends in 2023.
The recruitment would be done in the “next one month or two”, he said.
On the request in some quarters for psychiatric tests for policemen to ascertain their psychological stability, the minister said the men were undergoing rigorous and extensive screening.
He said such screening included medical tests on prospective recruits, assuring that the best available were those engaged in the system.
While noting that the demands of the #EndSARS protesters boiled down to police welfare, which the government had since begun to implement, the minister disclosed that 25,000 constabularies had been trained for community policing.
He, however, urged the community leaders to cooperate with the constabularies posted to them by gathering and sharing intelligence as well as reporting cases that needed to be reported.
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