Kaduna bans checkpoints along highways

Asma'u Halilu, Kaduna


The Kaduna State Security Council has issued an advisory, notifying citizens that there are no authorised checkpoints along the Kaduna-Abuja, Kaduna-Zaria and Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highways.

The Council said citizens are to note that there is no authorized checkpoint on these routes to and fro until further notice.

The public is therefore advised to immediately report any check points sighted to the Security Operation Centre on the following emergency lines: 09034000060, 08170189999.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna.

Illegal Operations
The statement read that, any person or group of persons observed to be manning checkpoints along these routes at any time must be considered as carrying out illegal operations and should be treated as such.

It advised that, road users are strictly warned not to show compliance with any checkpoint on these routes at this time.

The State Security Council assured the public that, the security agencies are conducting operations to rout the criminals and end the menace of banditry on these highways.

The State Security Council requests continuing vigilance by residents and also warns that any conduct under whatever guise that threatens to undermine peace and security in the State will be dealt with decisively in accordance with the law.


Confidence Okwuchi