To bridge the wide gap of inadequate manpower in the force, Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has disclosed plans to recruit 31, 000 men and women.
The IGP, who was in Kano on a condolence visit to the family of Yusuf Maitama Sule, at the weekend, said the move would enable Nigeria Police meet the United Nations’ requirement of one police to 400 citizens.
He explained that the recruitment, which would capture largely the rank and file cadre, would be sustained for the next five years, as no such exercise has been conducted since 2011.
He lamented dwindling resources to power sufficiently logistics and activities of the force in line with international best standard.
On the quit notice issued by a coalition of Northern Youths to people of Igbo extraction living in the North, the IGP insisted that the Police maintains its initial position on the assurance of security of lives and property of all Nigerians, irrespective of where they reside.