The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Police Service Commission (PSC) have announced the resumption of the 2020 recruitment exercise of 10,000 constables, which was earlier suspended. This was disclosed on Saturday in a statement by NPF spokesman, Frank Mba titled, “NPF, PSC set to conclude 2020 recruitment exercise”. According to the statement, candidates are advised to check their status on the recruitment portal, www.policerecruitment.gov.ng which will be accessible from Monday, October 18 to Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, announced that Nigeria will soon begin the production of weapons to lessen over-dependence on foreign countries for supply, even as the country battles increasing security challenges in several states of the country. To this end, he has ordered the Ministry of Defense to create a modest military-industrial complex for the local production of weapons to meet some of the requirements of the country’s armed forces. The President disclosed this at the opening of a two-day Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat organised to assess progress made towards the achievement of the nine key priorities of his administration. President Buhari emphasized that the creation of the industrial complex would address Nigeria’s over-dependence on other countries for military equipment and logistics. He added that the project is being implemented under the Defense Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), a military department responsible for arms manufacture.
A policeman sustained gunshot injuries on Friday during an exchange of fire after some unknown gunmen attacked the Aguobu Owa Police Station in Ezeagu Local Government Area, Enugu State. According to Vanguard, the gunmen stormed the police station in a black Toyota vehicle but met stiff resistance by the policemen on ground.
The Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Monday strongly cautioned against any planned protest in the state. This followed a public display of interest by some individuals and groups to protest and honour the lives of those lost during the last ENDSARS protests. A statement signed by the State Police Command’s Spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, revealed that the command had received information of a planned protest to mark one year of the #EndSARS protest. The police boss promised that his officers would resist any of such protests. The statement reads: “Credible intelligence at the disposal of the Command has revealed clandestine plans by some youths, individuals, or groups to embark on protest today in commemoration of the first anniversary of ENDSARS. “Lagosians and indeed Nigerians cannot afford to relive the distasteful experience of last year's protest which caused pain, anguish, needless loss of lives, and wanton destruction of public and private property.
“In view of the volatility of the present situations in the country, and the breakdown of law and order which the planned protest might cause, the Lagos State Police Command sternly warns against any form of protest today.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba has assured Nigerians that there is no plan to reinstate the disbanded S[ecial Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) into Nigeria Police. Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, urging Nigerians to disregard reports of SARS reinstatement making rounds on media platforms.