Shell Nigeria Yudala
Group sends SOS to IGP as South-East Christmas travellers smell pepper in the hands of the police

By News Express on 22/12/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 793

IGP Ibrahim Idris.
IGP Ibrahim Idris.

 

The Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) has called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to urgently intervene and address the concerns of citizens travelling to the South-East during this Yuletide.

“We are receiving several complaints of too many Police checkpoints within very close range to each other which are seriously obstructing, rather than easing, free flow of traffic. One witness wrote: ‘Sir, l counted twenty three (23) Check Points between Onitsha Head Bridge and my destination in lmo State. This is terrible and disturbing’,” Okechukwu Nwanguma, National Coordinator, NOPRIN, said in a statement issued on Tuesday.

According to Nwanguma, “These ubiquitous checkpoints and road blocks are causing traffic gridlock with the attendant delays and hardship for travellers.

“The need for Police patrol to beef up security and ensure the safety and security of road users, especially during this period cannot be overemphasised. But when such efforts become counterproductive by constituting a source of suffering for the citizens, it calls for urgent review. “The sheer number of Police checkpoints on South-east roads makes the zone look like it is under siege, like a conquered territory and this is breeding ill-feelings and frustration.

“We are not aware that the ban on Police checkpoints has been lifted. What we know the Police have ordered are police patrols, not road blocks or checkpoints.

“These checkpoints have historically been known to be nothing more than avenues for extortion, harassment and killings.

“We therefore, request the IGP to order a review and close monitoring of the operations and activities of personnel within the Southeast zone to ensure that they carry out their duties in a proper, citizen-friendly and lawful manner that does not constitute traffic obstruction and inconveniences, or become avenues for extortion and harassment of road users.”

Source News Express

Posted 22/12/2016 04:05:36 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
Justice Abang a disgrace, says Fayose; calls for...

NSCDC trainees allege maltreatment

Benue Governor declares war on militias, criminals

APC warns against unauthorised statements

KAGOTE: A fraud and misrepresentation of Ogoniland, By...

Governorship tussle: WITHDRAW CASES FROM COURT, Anambra indigenes...

How Bayern Munich DISGRACED Barcelona 4-0 in Champions...

CAN urges El-Rufai to go after corrupt public...

THEY LIED AGAINST CHIME •National Human Rights Commission...

Lawyer, journalist among friends of Nigerian female sex...

Women will play a central role in our...

Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf: One More Tribute

 

Latest News FG recovers N37b, $666m from looters French voters want Obama as President Bwari Abuja residents cry out over electricity woes, accuse AEDC of overloading transformer FUT Minna expels 44 students Donors pledge $672m to tackle Boko Haram crisis Supreme Court upholds expulsion of suspended Assemblies of God General Superintendent Lagos State Government canvasses increased attention for manufacturing sector British Army pledges assistance towards ending insurgency in Nigeria’s North East Political blunders by South-East APC Leaders, By Innocent Ebirim Okadigbo Police arraigns 85-year old man for giving false information RIWAMA embarks on massive cleaning of Rivers canals Court discharges arrest order on Osun monarch, secretary

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (229,632 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (208,813 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (173,743 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (160,520 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (147,064 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (130,771 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (114,497 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (114,420 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (101,875 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (97,640 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (92,528 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (81,576 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (26) Business (2,466) Business Verdict (14) Columnists (634) Complaints & Requests (81) Enterprise & Opportunities (138) Entertainment (288) Features (387) Global Business Monitor (138) International (1,272) Interviews (113) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (41) News (21,762) Opinion (648) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,580) Religion (481) Sports (1,232) Stock Watch (12) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

CBN Advert

 

Tuface Idibia Cancels February 6 Planned National Protest

 

APO Newsbreak logo

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!