According to the Inspector General Of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, Nigeria Police Force will recruit 155,000 personnel within five years to bridge its manpower shortage.
Idris revealed to newsmen on Friday in Kano that 31,000 personnel would be recruited every year, for five years.
The inspector general said that the force did not recruit rank and file personnel between 2011 and 2016 – a development which created “a huge gap”.
“We want to meet the UN standard of one police man to 400 people; the fight against crime and criminality cannot be successful without adequate manpower,” he said.
Reacting to the quit notice issued to Igbo people by some northern youths organisations, Idris said that nobody had the authority to send any Nigerian away from any section of the country.