Henceforth, Extant Laws Would Be Applied On Protesters Blocking Highways, Kaduna Police Warns


    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    The Kaduna State Police Command has warned that henceforth, blocking of highways in the state by protesters would no longer be tolerated.
    This was contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammed Jalige, dated June 19, 2021.

    Authentic News Daily recalls that the Kaduna-Abuja Highway was blocked earlier on Saturday for hours by community protesting bandits attack.

    “The Command however, is perturbed with The recent activities of some communities engaging in protest and the untoward blocking of highways with its attendant troubles for innocent commuters. Such will not be tolerated and the acts will be viewed seriously according to extant laws of the land,” it said. 

    The Kaduna Police Command  used the  medium to state that the incessant blockade of the state’s connecting highways by various interest groups in the name of protest without observing due process. is becoming very worrisome to the Command and other sister security agencies. 
    The Command said that it is not unmindful of the security challenges faced by various communities in the state that is occasioned by rising cases of armed banditry and kidnapping which the top management and government are doing everything possible to restore normalcy to the affected areas. 
    “It is therefore necessary to be on the same page with all stakeholders and affected communities to ensure that the enemies of the state are defeated rather than working unilaterally by opposing one another, since particular challenges cannot be adequately tackled by creating additional challenge.
    “The Command is working round the clock to ensure that normalcy is restored and would not fold it hands to be distracted in as much as protest cannot be seen as the solution to the current situation,” it said.
    The Command  therefore, advised all interest groups and communities to always go through appropriate channel with their grievances as their doors are always open to complaints and other security related issues from all quarters whereas insecurity is localized and the best approach to tackling it is by Police community engagement .


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