The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has revealed that about 334,000 policemen are currently in service in Nigeria.
Idris said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the 2018 Safe School Leadership Empowerment Conference and Awards.
He was represented by CP Olusegun Odumosu of the Inspectorate Department at the Force Headquarters.
Idris attributed kidnappings to settlement of political conflicts bordering on struggle for power.
He said that it was a collective responsibility of all Nigerians to facilitate a holistic security approach to reverse the disturbing trend.