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Government to recruit 10 000 police officers

18 August 2015, 13:03

Abuja - The federal government is set to recruit additional 10 000 police officers to boost youth employment and security in the country, Punch reports

President Muhammadu Buhari made this known Monday, saying that the government will also establish a properly trained and equipped Federal Anti-Terrorism Multi-Agency Task Force that will effectively address the challenge of future insurgency in a sustainable manner.

Also read: Police officers face sanctions for illegal roadblocks

The president was speaking at a one-day national security summit, held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, organised by the Nigeria Police Force.

Buhari noted that the need for community input to policing and crime management in Nigeria has become more imperative considering the current national security challenges in which kidnapping, armed robbery, murder, transnational crimes, terrorism and other organized crimes.

He said in the meantime, efforts are being made to enhance the operational capacity of officers of the police force through training programmes that will give them the right civil orientation in their roles as guardians of the constitution, he said at the summit.

Read more at Punch

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