Bayelsa Police Command screened over 1, 300 candidates in the state, as participants for the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, recruitment aptitude test.
The Spokesman of the Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat, disclosed this in an interview in Yenagoa on Monday.
Butswat said the number comprised those applied for the Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASPs, Specialist and General duty, Cadet Inspectors, Specialist and General duty, Recruit Constables, Specialist among others.
He explained that the aptitude test exercise, which is currently on-going nationwide was in line with the federal government plans to recruit 10, 000 persons into NPF.
On security, the Police Spokesman said the command had took adequate measures to ensure security at the venue, Bishop Diemeri Grammar School, BDGS, Okaka, Yenagoa Local Government Area.
“This exercise is for three-days and we started with the Cadet ASPs and Specialist/ General duty; well, in total, we have about 1, 300 candidate for the exam.
“On the issue of security, we have enough policemen, the bomb unit of our command have taken over the venue and we also have enough mobile policemen on ground.
“Here in the venue, we have one exit gate and one entrance gate to ensure that everything is being organised smoothly; so, we have putting adequate measures to checkmate unforeseen occurrences,” he said.
It recalled that Police Service Commission, PSC, on Friday shortlisted 11

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