Recruitment: Nigeria Police Screens 2,349 Applicants in 5 Days

Recruitment: Nigeria Police Screens 2,349 Applicants in 5 Days

  • The police command in Kaduna state says no fewer than 2,349 applicants in the state have undergone screening for recruitment
  • The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mohammed Jalige, made this known on Sunday, February 6 in Kaduna
  • At least 7,000 applicants from the state have applied for the 2022 recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force

Kaduna - In five days, no fewer than 2,349 new applicants who applied for the 2022 recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force have been screened in Kaduna state.

Daily Trust reports that ASP Mohammed Jalige, the command’s Public Relations Officer made the announcement on Sunday, February 6 in Kaduna state.

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No fewer than 2,349 applicants have undergone screening for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force in Kaduna state Photo credit: Nigerian Police Force
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According to Jalige, the 2,349 applicants who were screened represented 15 local government areas out of the 23 LGAs in the state.

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He went on to note that the screening would continue on Monday, February 7, and would involve applicants from eight LGAs who had yet to undergo the screening, Vanguard added.

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The LGAs screened were: Birnin Gawri, Chikun, Giwa, Igabi, Ikara, Jaba, Jama’a, Kachia, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Kajuru, Kaura, Kauru, Kagarko and Kubau.

104,403 northerners, 23,088 southerners apply as police recruitment begins in Nigeria

In a previous report by, the Nigeria Police Force announced the commencement of applications for the ongoing 2021 recruitment exercise.

No fewer than 127,491 candidates who applied to join the police will from Tuesday, February 1, storm the various state police command headquarters nationwide for physical screening.

The the applicants consist of 104,403 from the north and 23,088 from the southern part of the country.

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Recruitment: Robbers now joining police force, PSC raises alarm

Meanwhile, the leadership of the Police Service Commission (PSC) cried out over its notice of criminal elements making their way into the Nigerian Police Force through the ongoing recruitment exercise.

Musliu Smith, the PSC's chairman, made this observation during a sensitisation and town-hall meeting in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state, on Monday, January 31.

Smith expressed worry over the state of security across the country if such persons are recruited into the system.

He said the task of policing requires the best of citizens who will secure rather than endanger the lives of people or threaten their existence.


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