The chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC), Musliu Smith has raised an alarm over the recruitment of some armed robbers into the police unit.
Smith made this known at a one-day sensitization and town-hall meeting on the Police Recruitment Exercise in Birnin Kebbi insisted that “people of questionable character” have found their way into the police recruitment camps.
Musliu Smith, who was once an Inspector General of Police (IGP), stressed that part of the challenges the commission discovered during recruitment exercises from 2019 was the academic challenges of the applicants, which is a sad reflection on the society.
“The society must encourage upright and responsible citizens to apply for the recruitment.
“If our responsible and upright young ones are discouraged from joining the police, where are we going to source for the police officers of our dreams?
“Police and policing are a noble act and deserves the best of the society to join and change the narrative on the issue of internal security of our nation.
“We must raise alarm if we notice not so good persons applying to join the police.
“We must all come together as a community to ensure only the best apply for and are recruited into the Nigeria police.”