The Police Service Commission (PSC) said it received 897,170 applications as at 4 p.m. on May 11 from applicants seeking enlistment into the Nigeria Police Force.
This is contained in an update issued by Mr Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission in Abuja on Wednesday.
He said that 259,046 applications were received for Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) cadre.
Ani added that 209,067 and 429,057 applicants applied for the Inspector and Police Constable (PC) cadres, respectively.
The commission recently said in a statement that it would recruit 500 Cadet ASP, 500 Cadet Inspectors, 1,500 Specialist Officers and 7,500 Constables in the recruitment of 10,000 policemen.
President Muhammadu Buhari approved the recruitment of 10,000 policemen into the nation’s Police Force to reinforce the police for better service. The exercise would end on May 13.