The Kaduna state government has warned motorists plying the busy Kaduna-Zaria-Abuja expressway not to stop at any checkpoint as there is no authorized checkpoints on that particular thoroughfare.
The warning was contained in a statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs on Wednesday.
“The Kaduna State Security Council has issued an advisory, notifying citizens that there are no authorised checkpoints along the Kaduna-Abuja, Kaduna-Zaria and Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highways.
“Citizens are to note that effective immediately, there is no authorized checkpoint on these routes (to and fro) until further notice.
“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.
“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 check points sighted to the Security Operation Centre on the following emergency lines: 09034000060 [and] 08170189999
“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,” the statement read.