Kaduna Security Council Bans Checkpoints along Kaduna-Abuja, Zaria Highways

By Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed, Zaria

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.

A statement issued by the Commissioner of Internal security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan urged citizens to note that the directive become effective immediately, that there is no authorized checkpoint on these routes (to and fro) until further notice.

"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 must be treated as such.

"Road users are strictly warned NOT to show compliance with any checkpoint on these routes at this time."

The statement added that 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.

It enjoined the public to immediately report any check points sighted to the Security Operation Centre on the following emergency lines:

09034000060
08170189999

"The Kaduna State Security Council requests continuing vigilance by residents, and 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."It warned.