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Police To Commence Nationwide Stop And Search Operation
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase, has directed the immediate commencement of a stop and search operation across the country as a result of security intelligence.
In a statement made available by Abayomi Shogunle, police spokesperson, the exercise, which will pay particular attention on major cities and towns, is only temporary.
“Citizens are enjoined to bear with the Nigeria Police Force during this security operation which is a temporary measure put in place to address the intelligence received,” Shogunle said.
The police said this is not a return of roadblocks and asked people to report unprofessional conduct by policemen at www.stopthebribes.net or the nearest police station.
“The general public is advised to cooperate with Police operatives by providing answers to questions that may be asked as well as allowing their vehicles to be searched,” the statement added.