Police To Dismantle Illegal Non-security Road Blocks In Benue State

The Benue State Commissioner of Police, CP. Bartholomew N. Onyeka has ordered the dismantling of non-security roadblocks in the state and the arrest of persons involved in the act.

A statement signed by the Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Anene Sewuese Chatherine said that the CP ordered this after a tour in some parts of the state where he observed with dismay the presence of non-security roadblocks.

Consequently, Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, and all Tactical Commanders are directed to ensure that this order is enforced within their Areas of responsibility.

He emphasized that these points have become places of extortion and that criminals can use such points for robbery at night.

“People involved in such roadblocks are warned to desist from it or face the law. The good people of Benue state are advised to report persons involved in mounting such roadblocks to the nearest police station, the statement concluded.