Insecurity: Police begin recruitment of 800 constables in Ekiti
From Victor Akinkuolie Ado-Ekiti
In a bid to tackle the rising insecurity in the country, the police in Ekiti state command have begun the process for the recruitment of 800 special Constables that will work with conventional police in the country.
It could be recall that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu , had last month gave the directive to all police commands to liaise with stakeholders from each town and local government for the recruitment of the special operatives.
The recruitment, which was in tandem with the community policing strategy of President Muhammadu Buhari, was targeted at reinforcing the security personnel , to be able to mitigate the rising waves of killings, kidnappings and banditry across the nation.
In a statement by the Police Commissioner, Ekiti Command, Mr Asuquo Amba, on Sunday, said the forms have been distributed to all police stations across the state where interested applicants could procure before presenting themselves for screening at an appointed date.
However, the statement, signed by the Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday Abutu, didn’t quote the Police Commissioner as stating the exact number of operatives to be recruited, but investigation revealed that 50 personnel will be recruited in each of the 16 local government areas of the state.
It stated: “This is to inform the general public that in line with the approval and the directives of the federal government through the inspector General of police, Mohammed Adamu, for the recruitment of special Constables into Nigeria police force to enhance the community policing policy nationwide, the commissioner of police, has given a directive for the exercise to kick off across the 16 local government area of Ekiti state.
“Applicants must be willing to sacrificially serve their respective communities for the purpose and aims of community policing policy with or without remuneration.
“Interested applicants are to, as a matter of urgency, go to the nearest police station within their local Governments and pick the form as the screening date will soon be announced”, the statement concluded.