Inspector-General of Police ( I-G) Ibrahim Idris has put the figure of policemen in Nigeria at about 334, 000.
Idris spoke yesterday in Abuja at the 2018 Safe School Leadership Empowerment Conference and Awards.
Represented by Commisioner of Police Olusegun Odumosu of the Inspectorate Department at the Force Headquarters, the IG said in spite of the challenges confronting the force, it had evolved modern strategies, principles and modules to keep up with security demands.
He noted that kidnapping remained one of the most disturbing crimes plaguing the Nigerian society, adding that schools had been repeatedly targeted by kidnappers.
Idris attributed kidnappings to settlement of political conflicts bordering on struggle for power.
He said that it was a collective responsibility of all Nigerians to facilitate a holistic security approach to reverse the disturbing trend. Read more