Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the removal of all illegal blockage and obstructions on highways and roads mounted by transport unions across the country. The directive was contained in a statement issued on Monday by the Force spokesman, Mr Jimoh Moshood.
According to the statement, the Special X-Squad teams of the Force has been ordered to embark on the removal of roadblocks “created by unlawful revenue/tax collectors, road transport unions, labour and trade-related unions” inhibiting vehicular movement of passengers and goods across the country.
Mr Idris asked all personnel of the Nigeria Police Force to monitor and ensure full compliance with the directive in their respective zones and commands. He advised affected government agencies and unions that it was against the law to create a blockage to restrict or restrain road users from moving freely anywhere in the country. Similarly, the IGP ordered the immediate dismantling of all roadblocks mounted by the police in any part of the country.
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