Ban On Road Block Still In Place – IGP
The acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has said road blocks remains banned. He said the ban on road block was a directive from the Federal Government.
Idris also dismissed the reported sack or forced retirement of some AIGs and other senior police officers as mere speculation.
The IGP spoke in Abuja during his maiden meeting with senior officers of the Force.
Matters that were discussed at the meeting include – declaration of assets, withdrawal of Police Mobile Force, (PMF) personnel, restructuring of Special Anti- Robbery Squad, Counter Terrorism Unit, formation of eminent persons forum in each state command and establishment of joint operations centre in each state command.
Others were – discipline, need to observe chain of command, turnout of personnel, welfare, sustenance of order banning roadblocks, IGPs collaboration with military and other security agencies to ensure safe return of IDPs to their communities and strengthening of security at IDP camps.
Commenting on the ban of road blocks, Idris said: “I want to say that road blocks remain banned and it is not even a police policy, it is a directive from the federal government and we must abide by it.
“We are going to reinforce the X-Squad and they will check corruption within the police and at various levels in the civil servants. We are going to set them up at commands and they will be used to check the illegal road blocks and I can assure you that they are going to be effective.”
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