IG orders dismantling of road blocks nationwide

  |   Nigeria News

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has ordered the dismantling of all roadblocks nationwide with immediate effect particularly on Lagos-Ibadan, Shagamu-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 roadblocks without the express permission of the Inspector-General of Police,” Moshood stated.

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