The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has stated that the order banning the setting up of police road-blocks nationwide is still strictly in force.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, in Abuja, said Abba described the trend as a serious violation of subsisting order on road-blocks and warned that severe sanctions await any police command, formation and personnel who violates the order.
While charging the Commands’ commissioners of police and heads of formations to ensure total compliance with the order, the IG further directed extensive visibility patrol and effective surveillance on the roads nationwide in place of road blocks.
Meanwhile, the Force has expressed its resolve to work assiduously for the enthronement of genuine peace in the nation
In a statement to mark the World Peace Day, the Nigeria Police Force said it understands the dislocation and trauma that happen to families, homes, cities and businesses in the event of disturbances, as peace officers and front-liners in the drive for a peaceful world.
It promised to train more officers on conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation, adding that its Family units and Juvenile Welfare centres would be reinvigorated to cater for the needs of hurting family members, widows, orphans, displaced persons and the vulnerable.