IGP assures transporters on safer highways


Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase

Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase

AGAIN, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase has reiterated his resolve to ensure safety on the highways despite the removal of roadblocks, through intense patrol and police presence, just as he was commended for taking the hitherto frustrating roadblocks off the nation’s highways.

Arase gave the assurance yesterday in Abuja when he received the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Young Shall Grow Transport Company, Chief Vincent Obianodo who led a delegation of transporters to his office.

He said: “we started the plan on the safer highways, we are not supposed to block highways but to make sure that police presence give road users the assurance that the roads are safe.”

Arase said there is a massive deployment of police officers to Kogi and Rivers States to ensure that security of lives and property is secured.

“We have just deployed now to Kogi, we have been able to sanitize Edo and Ekiti States but we still have some problems in Kogi and Rivers , we are going to deploy in those areas to make sure that we are able to clear the zone,” he stressed Obianodo while congratulating the IGP on his appointment, said his actions so far has helped in no small measure to reduce some unnecessary road accidents.

He said: “the action have started yielding positive results, we really appreciate you for clearing all illegal police checkpoints, you are saving us a lot from unnecessary accident, more especially when tankers are so much on the road. The incidents we are recording now are very minimal.”

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