The police hierarchy has been directed by the Federal Government to commence the recruitment of special constables nationwide preparatory to the implementation of its community policing policy.
The directive on community policing is coming as the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Operation Amotekun, an initiative of the six South-West governors, is gaining momentum.
To facilitate the recruitment, I.G Muhammed Adamu has directed state police commands to set up screening committees.
He ordered all state Commissioners of Police, Assistant Commissioners of Police and Divisional Police Officers to liaise with traditional rulers and community leaders in their domains to screen volunteers who would be engaged after passing the screening tests.
Bittertruth Media gathered that about 40,000 special constables to complement the conventional police will be recruited.
It was further gathered that at least 50 volunteers will be recruited from each of the 774 local government areas in the country.
The volunteers are expected to be of good character, must be resident in their respective communities, must also be between the ages of 21 and 50 with (the) willingness to serve the community.