Reduce checkpoints on federal highways – Senate tells IGP

The Senate, on Thursday, urged the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu to reduce the number of checkpoints on federal highways in the country.
This, according to the Senate, had become necessary to reduce the gridlock on the roads.

The resolutions were reached following the consideration of a motion by Sen. Chukwuka Utazi (PDP- Enugu North) during plenary, on Thursday.

NAN reports that the upper chamber also urged Adamu to direct officers of the Nigeria Police to eschew all forms of extortion on motorists as alleged.
Utazi’s motion, coming under order 42 and 52 of the Senate Standing Rules, was entitled “National Security versus Disproportionate Road Checkpoints on Federal highways in the country”.

The Senator said that the national security architecture of…



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