Buhari Orders Removal Of Military Checkpoints Nationwide


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered the immediate dismantling of military checkpoints in the country by the Chief of Defence Staff and the Inspector- General of Police.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the order was handed down to the defence chiefs when the President had a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Defence at the State House.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Aliyu Ismail, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting with the president.



    “The President has instructed the Chief of Defence Staff to get the Chief of Army Staff and the Inspector-General of Police to remove all the military men along the roads across the country,’’ he said.

    Ismail also said the officials came to brief the president on arrangements made so far in the implementation of decisions reached at the meeting of members of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.‎

    “Nigerian armed forces are very ready, we have briefed him but one most interesting thing about it is that we are going out much happier because he has shown us he is still a soldier. He has updated and enriched our strategic plan and we are happy,” he added.

    He noted that the meeting also discussed the relocation of the military command centre in Nigeria to Borno, adding that the centre would soon be fully operational.

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