The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has directed the commencement of special stop-and-search on roads and highways nationwide, with emphasis on roads in and out of major cities/towns.
This, according to a statement by the Deputy Force Spokesman, Abayomi Shogunle, is as a result of an intelligence report obtained by the Police High Command.
“Citizens are enjoined to bear with the Nigeria Police Force during this security operation, which is a temporary measure put in place to address the intelligence received.
“The special security measure, stop-and-search is in no way a return of roadblocks. Any unprofessional conduct should be reported at www.stopthebribes.net or nearest Police Station.
“The general public is advised to cooperate with Police operatives by providing answers to questions that may be asked as well as allowing their vehicles to be searched,” the statement stressed.