The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, says the Nigeria Police will soon begin the recruitment of 20,000 junior police officers.
The IGP gave the hint, when he paid a working visit to Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State at the State Secretariat, Agodi in Ibadan.
He assured the state government that every local government area would benefit from the recruitment, saying that the recruited officers would serve in their respective local government areas after training.
The IGP said that the recruitment exercise would not only expand the capacity of the force in combating crime, but also emboldened its community policing strategy.
Responding, Makinde informed the IGP that the Police Command in Oyo State had been trying its best, cooperating with the people of the state and all other security agencies.
They also know that this is a challenging period for the country, the resources are dwindling, especially the insurgency in the North-East, banditry in the North-West, kidnapping in the South and ethnic tension everywhere.
The governor used the opportunity of the visit to request for the establishment of another Mobile Force Squadron in Oyo Town, promising that his government would provide the basic infrastructure for its take off.