Senate orders Police to reduce road blocks along South East roads
The resolution came after a motion moved by Senator Mao Ohuabunwa who informed the Senate of an increase in armed roadblocks along major expressways on the South-East roads which according to him were hampering the ease of transport of persons, goods and services.
“The presence of these military personnel in otherwise peaceful environments poses a major problem to the security in the nation,” he stated.
Senator Victor Umeh in his submission on the motion said the presence of the roadblocks along the South-East zone must be reduced to ensure people get to their destinations faster. According to him, checkpoints are necessary, but the numbers were too high.
The senate therefore asked the Nigerian Police to quickly take action to reduce the number of heavy roadblocks on the South-Eastern major expressways so as to facilitate the free movement of goods, people and services throughout the region and the Federation.
To this end, it directed the Committees on Police and Army to take a tour of the South-East expressways to investigate the matter and report back to the Senate.