Buhari Government Orders Removal of Trailers From Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Highway
- A committee has been set up to to oversee the evacuation of trucks and trailers from the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Highway
- According to the federal government, this will ease vehicular movement and reduce damage on the highway
- Meanwhile, the FG will provide a temporary park at Tafa, along Kaduna Road, where the vehicles can park
Respite will soon come to road users on the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Highway as the federal government constituted a Presidential Inter-Agency Committee for the evacuation of trucks and trailers from the road.
This was disclosed by the director of Highway Construction and Rehabilitation, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing who is also the committee chairman, Engr Folorunsho Esan, Leadership Newspaper reports.
Meanwhile, Esan said the ministry will provide a temporary park at Tafa, along Kaduna Road, where the vehicles can park.
According to him, the park will accommodate about 500 trucks when fully operationalised, thereby addressing the problems of road access and insecurity in the area.
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He said the committee was set up by the works and housing minister, Babatunde Raji Fashola on the directive of the president.
Meanwhile, the representative of the Petroleum Tankers Association, Comrade. Abdullahi Haruna said the tanker drivers were ready to move as soon as an alternative parking space was provided.
Group to Buhari: Strengthen DIA to win war against insurgency, banditry
In another report, a coalition of Civil Society Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to strengthen the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) in order to win the war against insurgency and banditry in Nigeria.
A statement sent to Legit.ng jointly signed by, Dr Aliyu Bello of Peace and Conflict Resolution Initiative and Ambassador Jude Uchenna of Alliance for Justice and Peace gave the advice to the president.
The group noted that the failure of the DIA in providing links that will lead the troops on the battlefield as well as rancour within the military hierarchy has affected the fight against insurgency and banditry
Giving insights as to why the war against insurgency and other violent crimes is persisting in the country despite huge support given to security agencies, the coalition stated that efforts of the National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen Mongonu (rtd), is being hampered due to lack of coordination.
Nigerian military accuses CJTF commander, of aiding bandits in Kaduna
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Military has accused a commander of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), Aminu Sani, in the Rigasa area of Kaduna of aiding banditry in the state.
Sani, popularly known as Bolo in the area was arrested by troops of the Operation Thunder Strike and Whirl Punch.
Speaking on Sani's arrest, defence spokesperson, Brigadier-General Benard Onyeuko said Sani was arrested because he was aiding bandits in the state with their operations.