The Police Service Commission had directed interested candidates to apply through its website, www.psc.gov.ng or that of the Nigeria Police Force, www.npf.gov.ng, but the two websites crashed due to huge traffic.
It was gathered that many candidates could not apply online at different cyber cafés and had to go back home in frustration.
The police website ‘www.ngf.gov.ng‘ on the other hand, was inaccessible for over 10 hours during which PUNCH monitored the website. But police sources said about 8,000 candidates had registered as of 2pm.
The operator of Smart and Bright cafe, Kubwa, who gave his name as Kingsley told PUNCH that he had to turn back many candidates because the recruitment portals were not accessible, adding that only few candidates were able to register.