Recruitment Scandal: About 700 Police Officers Dismissed – IGP

IGPThe Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr  Mohammed Abubakar, has said that no fewer than 700 police officers were dismissed  from the force due to recruitment scandals in 2012.

Abubakar made this known when he answered questions from newsmen after a town hall meeting in Yola on Saturday.

“Last year, about 700 police officers were dismissed from the service following their involvement in recruitment irregularities and other related offences.”

The IGP said the force had zero tolerance for corruption, hence any officer found wanting was dealt with.

He said that a special unit was created to restore dignity and instill discipline among the officers.

“In order to help the force to fish out bad eggs, this is my telephone number – 08109009000,” Abubakar said.

He said he was ready to answer any call or receive text message at any time for complaint, advice or support.

He warned against the misuse of the number by feeding the force with false information. (NAN)


  1. With much recent respect, due to your hardworking, determination and also service to humanity, compliment of the day and season. I salute the Nigerian I.G Dr. Muhammed D. Abubakar, for his selfless servive to humanity. Dikko Abubakar was the first to serve in the interest of the humanity, by protecting lives and properties of the masses. Indeeds, you deserve to be.
    Corruption, and other irregularities has remain fixed in the NPF, most expecially in terms of recruitment, on the roads and other activities. I therefore, urge the I.G to checkmate the loopoles, windowdressing, income smoothing, police made in their sevices, by whistle blowing….. Long live NPF, M.D. Abubakar, long live Federal Republic of Nigeria.


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