Checkpoints On Kaduna-Abuja-Birnin Gwari Highways Illegal- El-Rufai Warns Motorists

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Gov. Nasir El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Security Council on Wednesday issued an advisory, instructing citizens that there are no authorized checkpoints along the Kaduna-Abuja, Kaduna-Zaria and Kaduna-Birnin-Gwari highways.

This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan.

It said 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.

According to the statement, “Road users are strictly warned NOT to show compliance with any checkpoint on these routes at this time.

“The State Security Council wishes to assure the public that the security agencies are conducting operations to rout the criminals and end the menace of banditry on these highways.

“The public should immediately report any checkpoints sighted to the Security Operation Centre on the following emergency lines:  09034000060, 08170189999, ‘’said the statement.

It added, “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.’’

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