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Police recruitment: 5,253 shortlisted − Kano, Katsina top the list
KANO and Katsina states have emerged as the states with the highest number of police recruits among the 5,253 candidates shortlisted by the Police Service Commission (PSC) for medical screening.
This followed an aptitude test conducted for over 37,000 candidates who applied to be enlisted into the Nigerian Police.
While Kano tops the list with a total of 308 recruits, Katsina came second with 238 candidates.
The recruits took the aptitude test conducted on May 25, 2018 by Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) in 156 centres across the country which the police said was meant to maintain high professional standard.
According to information made available on the website of the Police Service Commission (PSC), shortlisted recruits are to report for medical screening between 31st May and 3rd June, 2018 at the Zonal Police Command Headquarters in their respective state of origin.
Oyo came third with 225 candidates; Akwa Ibom, 194; while Borno and Jigawa were each allotted 189 candidates.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Bayels have lowest candidates, having 42 and 54 respectively, while Gombe and Sokoto also have 75 and 84 candidates shortlisted respectively.
Nigeria currently has a total of 291,685 police personnel to police the population of 204,924,861, meaning one policeman to over 700 Nigerians.