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IG orders dismantling of road blocks nationwide


The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has ordered the dismantling of all roadblocks nationwide with immediate effect particularly on Lagos -Ibadan, Sagamu-Benin , and Benin-Onitsha highways .

The order also affected Okene -Abuja, Kaduna -Kano, Katsina – Kano, Otukpo – Enugu , Enugu – Port Harcourt Expressways , according to a statement on Monday night by the police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood .

The directives, he added was necessary to enable ease of doing business in Nigeria, safeguard , and guarantee free passage of goods and travellers throughout the country .

“ To this end , no police department , section , squad or unit should mount road block without express permission of the Inspector-General of Police , ” Moshood stated.

He stated that Assistant Inspectors-General of Police in charge of Zonal Commands , Commissioners of Police in charge of State Commands and Heads of Departments , must ensure that every patrol vehicle in their respective formation has a conspicuous and legible inscription of patrol vehicle identification number, and dedicated emergency phone numbers for identification and report of distress by members of the public .

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