Nigeria Police Resume Stop-and-Search nationwide

Following a rising wave of suicide attacks in parts of the country, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has directed the commencement of special stop-and-search operations on roads and highways nationwide.

Emphasis, however, would be placed on roads in and out of major cities and towns.

Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Abayomi Shogunle, disclosed the move from the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

He said the development was a response to intelligence reports.

Shogunle advised citizens to bear with the police during the security operation which he described as a temporary measure put in place to address the intelligence received on the rising wave of suicide attacks.

“The special security measure, stop and search, are in no way a return to roadblocks. Any unprofessional conduct should be reported at the nearest police station,” Shogunle said.

He also urged the general public to cooperate with the police by providing answers to questions that might be asked as well as allowing their vehicles to be searched.


Publish Date: 

Wednesday, 8 July 2015