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Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna State Government on Wednesday ordered the immediate dismantling of all security checkpoints on Kaduna-Abuja highway.

It said anybody found manning checkpoints along the routes would be held for conducting an illegal operation and warned citizens not to comply with such illegal activities.

The directive which was issued after a meeting of the State Security Council also said that the order extended to the Kaduna-Zaria and Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highways.

A statement by the state Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, which was made available to newsmen in Kaduna read in part: “Citizens are to note that effective immediately, there is no authorized checkpoint on these routes, to and fro, until further notice.

“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.”

It urged the public to report any checkpoint found mounted to the Security Operation Centre on 09034000060 and 08170189999.

The government called on the people to remain vigilant and support security agencies with information to address the security challenges in the state.

Aruwan warned that any conduct, under whatever guise, that threatens to undermine peace and security in the state would be dealt with decisively, in accordance with the law.