Roadblocks to be removed Nationwide – IGP Orders

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Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has directed the immediate dismantling of roadblocks across the country and those established by revenue agencies, which are prohibited by law.

Order was given to the assistant inspector general (AIG) and commissioners of police to make sure that there is adherence to the order.

According to a source “The IGP has re-emphasised same directives to all Commanders of Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS). Also included arepolice Special Forces and specialized units, including Special Tactical Squad,Special Protection Unit, Border Patrol and Explosive Ordinance Department,among others.”

However he noted that they will be firmed in ensuring security and safety of travelers and other road users on all the highways and major roads in the country as they have been mandated to be adding that “security threat assessment and deployment of police personnel to flash points and vulnerable areas have been carried out to prevent and nip in the bud, any form of inter-party frictions, political thuggery and clashes that can disturb public peace anywhere in the country”.

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