- The Kaduna state government is advising travellers plying three major routes linking the state with other areas, but considered dangerous
- Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security in Kaduna state, notes that there is no authorized checkpoint on these three routes
- While urging vigilance on the part of travellers, the state government also released emergency numbers to Nigerians
The government of Kaduna state, through its security council, has issued an advisory, informing Nigerians that there are no authorised checkpoints along three highways.
A statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security and home affairs, and made available to Legit.ng, listed the three roads as the Kaduna-Abuja, Kaduna-Zaria and Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highways.
“Citizens are to note that effective immediately, 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,” the statement said.
The statement warned road users not to show compliance with any checkpoint on these routes at this time.
The state security council also assured citizens that law enforcement agencies are conducting operations to arrest criminals as well as end the menace of banditry on these highways.
“The public should immediately report any check points sighted to the security operation centre on the following emergency lines: 09034000060 and 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,” the statement said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that three people were killed by some armed bandits along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway on Tuesday, August 27.
The victims of the bandit attack were travellers on the now deadly Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.
Jibrin Adamu, a commercial driver plying the expressway, who escaped the attack said that the bandits also kidnapped dozens of some of the travellers along Olam farm at about 5.30 pm.
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