The Police College, Kaduna venue of the screening exercise in the ongoing recruitment of 10, 000 men/women into the nation’s Police Force was greeted with an overwhelming crowd.
According to Daily Trust, the applicants that trooped in from their various states to partake in the exercise were beyond comprehension.
The crowd, which was said to be in thousands, was not anticipated by the police commissioner, who maintained that only successful candidates that have received a text or email from the commission will be attended to at the venue.
It was gathered that during the screening exercise, some applicants suffocated and fainted as a result of the heat, while many others were apparently cowered by anticipation of a stampede.
A source, who cringed and bewailed the manner in which the exercise was being conducted, said:
“The crowd here is too much. So many people have been fainting because of the crowd and the heat. There is this particular woman that fainted here earlier. People had to get sachets of water, and we continuously poured it on her to resuscitate her.
Even finding a way to check names on the list is a death trap because the exercise is not well organised.
“Unfortunately, it is only when we came here that we were told that if we have not received a text or email from the commission that we are not required to be at the venue. Some of our colleagues have seen their names but they have not received emails, while some have received emails, but have not seen their names on the list pasted. The whole thing is just disjointed.”
Quite a few of the candidates had resigned to fate, adding that “the way the exercise is going, we believe that those who will eventually get the jobs are not struggling here with us, but are lying in their beds waiting to be called upon and handed over their appointment letters.”