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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

IGP orders immediate dismantling of illegal & unlawful road blocks by Revenue agents, transport unions & others across the country

In a press statement released by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood on behalf of the IGP,  Ibrahim Idris,  in Abuja on Sunday, the IGP has deployed Special X-Squad on Highways and Roads throughout the Country to Clear Illegal Road Blocks and obstructions. The statement reads in full...

1.     The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni has deployed Special X-Squad Teams of the Force across the country to commence with effect from Monday, 17th April, 2017 the removal of all forms of illegal blockage of Highways and Roads, and other obstructions on public Highways and Roads created by unlawful Revenue/Tax collectors, Road Transport Unions, Labour and Trade related unions inhibiting vehicular movement and smooth passage of passengers and goods, and other road users across the country.

2.     The Special X-Squad Teams deployed are under strict instructions to also arrest, investigate and prosecute any person or group of persons found committing this illegal act. It is unlawful and contrary to the laws for any individual, or group under any name to take laws into their hands and block any Road or Highway in full or any part of it under the guise of collection of Revenue/Tax or enforcement of the interests of such organisations.

3.     For avoidance of doubt, the Taxes and Levies act, Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004 section 2 (2) disallowed any person, including a Tax Authority from mounting a Road block in any part of the Federation for the purposes of collecting any Tax or Levy.

4.     Consequently, the Nigeria Police Force hereby advised the relevant State Governments, Local Government Councils, Boards of Internal Revenue service across the Country, various Transport Unions, Labour and Traders Associations that it is against the law for any organization to create a blockage and restrict or restrain members of the public the free usage of Roads and Highways anywhere in the country.

5.     It is evident from the numerous complaints received at Police Stations across the country that these illegal blockage points were most times taken over and used by Armed Robbers and Kidnappers to rob, kidnap and maim innocent travellers and other road users.

6.     The Nigeria Police Force implored the affected stakeholders mentioned in paragraph “four (4)” above to prevails on their proxies, agents and representatives to desist forthwith the blockage of Highways and Roads across the country, as the full weight of the law will be applied on anyone arrested in the act, and they will be prosecuted along with their sponsors. Parents and guidance are also enjoined to monitor their children and wards not to be used to commit illegal acts under the pretence of employment.

7.     The renewed commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to continue to enforce the law, guarantee adequate security and safety of every Nigerian and ensure crime free society remained unwavering.


Anonymous said...

OK.let see if they will pls if you have any case in panti police station and your case is genuine case you want to see the d c and a c contact
flouka1932@gmail.com pls no criminal case.

Gratitude said...

That means whenever you site road block on our highways,you have to make U-turn and report to nearby police station because they may be armed robbers,kidnappers or criminals. Thanks to IGP

david paradise said...

U re remuvin dem to install ur own bad n corrupt uniform agboros abi?
Monkey idiot like u
The blood of d former cp of kano st and his family who died durring 2015 election must always ring on ur head.

Vivian Reginalds said...

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

GREG IZUU said...

I believe its not an avenue to transport freely some weaponry against some peaceful zones

Anonymous said...

I hope the special X force will keep their noses clean and not mount their own illegal collection points across the country.

waxxy said...

Nice one..that's exactly where the change starts from

John Ibrahim said...

What about the ones that they mount themselves??

Anonymous said...

Big lie,
I work in a transport firm,as I type this 1 of our vehicles was stopped
at a bargain. Asking d people 2 pay 20k.sticker people n police inspector.

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