Ebonyi State Government has yesterday commenced massive recruitment of youths into the community policing and have so far received over 4,500 applications from applicants.
This followed the agreement reached by the South East Governors Forum and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, in a teleconference on Wednesday, on the modalities for the proposed community policing.
In view of this development, the State’s vigilance group known as Neighborhood Watch was dissolved inorder to pave way for the recruitment exercise into the proposed Community Police.
Ebonyi State Government had announced last week that all interested persons who were between ages 18 and 35 should apply.
The State Commissioner for Border Peace and Internal Security, Mr Stanley Emegha said that “the governor’s instruction is to recruit 100 persons per local government area which is a total of 1,300. But because they are now going to be used for the proposed community policing, he directed that it should be 50 per community, which means they are going to be 7,000 personnel.
“We have so far printed 4,500 forms which have given out to applicants. The forms are free of charge”.
He maintained that the recruitment was going to be transparent and only qualified applicants would be recuited, not minding his political affiliation.