The inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu says the Federal Government will recruit 40,000 Community Police Constables across the country.
IGP Adamu made the statement on Thursday in Enugu at the launch of Police Campaign Against Cultism and other Vices (POCACOV).
He explained that the recruitment was part of measures to strengthen community policing in the country.
According to IGP Mohammed Adamu, each of the 774 council areas in the country would have a minimum of 50 Constables to strengthen security at the local level.
Represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 9, Mr Baba Tijjani, the IG said the adoption of POCACOV was in line with Federal Government community policing agenda.
He said the idea of community policing was to involve all stakeholders in the onerous task of crime reduction in the country.
The General Officer Commanding 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj- Gen Abubakar Maikobi represented the service chiefs in the state assured the IG of the continuous support of the security agencies.
Chairman of the occasion, Igwe Lawrence Agubuzu double as the Chairman of Enugu state traditional Ruler’s Council thanked the IG for involving everyone in the fight against Cultism and other related crime to the community level.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, represented by the state head of service, Mr Chidi Ezema, lauded the IG for choosing Enugu for the launch of the campaign.