IGP, Solomon Arase orders stop and search nationwide

ARASE NEW IGP 2015The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has ordered a special ‘stop and search’ on roads and highways nationwide, with emphasis on roads in and out of major cities and towns.

A statement by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Abayomi Shogunle, on Tuesday in Abuja, urged the citizens to bear with the Nigeria Police Force during “this security operation which is a temporary measure put in place to address the intelligence received.”

It said the special security measure was in no way a return of roadblocks.

“Any unprofessional conduct should be reported at or nearest Police Station,” the statement said.

It advised the public to cooperate with police operatives by providing answers to questions that might be asked as well as allow their vehicles to be searched.

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