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Nigeria’s Police Chief Orders Dismantle of Illegal Checkpoints Across the Country

All police commissioners in the 36 states that make up the Federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory have been given the order by Inspector-General of Police Kayode Egbetokun, Ph.D., to close down any unauthorised checkpoints that are located inside their jurisdictions.

This was said by Egbetokun in his speech to all police commissioners on September 14, 2023, at Force Headquarters in Abuja at the strategic police managers session.

Below is his address:

“All state commissioners of police are hereby directed to immediately commence the dismantling of all such non-security checkpoints within their areas of responsibilities and arrest all violators for prompt prosecution.

“To bolster accountability and transparency within the Force, we have taken steps such as reinforcing the IGP Monitoring Unit and the Complaint Response Unit (CRU) based at the Force Headquarters and efforts are ongoing to establish CRU offices in all states.”

In the meantime, as part of his resolve to battling corruption and enhancing professionalism within the Nigeria Police Force, he has given all police commissioners three weeks to comply and create CRU offices in their respective command headquarters.

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