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Police recruitment: 10,000 officers will be trained with stun gun-Arase

By Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, says the 10,000 officers to be recruited into the police will be trained with stun gun and modern policing methods encompassing technology.

Arase noted that stun gun  is now the new best practice methodology and  is becoming internationally prevalent as it aids  in the reduction of casualties associated with misuse of firearms.

Speaking at the end of a two-day seminar on ‘Strategic Policing’ in Abuja, the IGP explained that police training colleges across the country are equipped to accommodate the officers that will be recruited, noting that, for effective training, the recruits will be trained across the six geo-political zones in the country.

Assuring that the recruitment process will be transparent, the IGP explained that most of the applicants will be disqualified because of their age, height and that federal character will be applied.

Arase  allayed the fear that the menace of herdsmen will degenerate into another Boko Haram insurgency, pointing out that the menace was a result of the different crisis in the West African and Arabic regions.


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