Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase has restated that the ban on roadblocks by policemen would be enforced strictly.
Arase made the assertion while addressing senior police officers and men during his maiden visit to the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja at the weekend.
He revealed that 16 teams have been deployed to enforce the ban. He said, “Sixteen teams have been deployed to the whole geo-political zones to make sure the ban on road blocks is enforced. The ban on roadblocks does not mean there will not be civility in policing in terms of police motor patrols.
“I do not want to ambush any officer and anybody. The roadblocks have become a nuisance, I am allergic to corruption and I have zero tolerance for it. I have also directed that every person who is unauthorised to use police officers as escort, such policemen should be withdrawn,” Arase said.
Meanwhile, Arase has reopened the Nigeria Police Intelligence School in Enugu State abandoned a year ago.
Arase said that the major thrust of his administration was to enhance intelligence driven-policing.
Nigerian Pilot Sunday learnt that the intelligence school has been shut for the past one year but Arase, during his first meeting with senior officer promised to reopen the facility stressing that once you cannot drive the internal security management through intelligence, then, you will be groping in the dark.
“I am here to reopen our intelligence school. It has been something that I have been passionate about in the past two years since I was the head of the intelligence unit. That has been one of my strategic plans and I am happy that it is now open. The police force cannot operate without intelligence,’’ he said.

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