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But that’s not the story. While the police needed only 10,000 constables, about 130,000 candidates applied; that is, for every single successful applicant, 12 will not be considered, all things being equal. It evoked sad memories of the 2014 tragedy, when six million applied for 4,000 vacancies at the Nigeria Immigration Service, and thousands were locked in a stampede at one interview venue, leaving dozens dead; only this time the potential for such a deadly outcome seemed remote.

In the advert widely circulated on social media, applications, who must not be more than 35 years, were asked to visit the NAN portal:, to access the recruitment form and how to apply.

The State Government had last week directed interested applicants between the ages of 18 and 60 with minimum educational qualification of Primary School Leaving Certificate to download the application form online at:, and get endorsement letter from their monarchs affirming their indigene-status.