Sambo Dasuki, the National Security Adviser, says President Muhammadu Buhari did not issue an order that all military checkpoints in the country should be dismantled.
While meeting with top military and security chiefs in his office, in Abuja, Dasuki explained that the president’s directive did not imply that all military checkpoints should be removed.
Dasuki stated that moving forward, roadblocks in crisis-prone areas would continue to be maintained while those in relatively peaceful areas would be dismantled.
He said that soldiers would also continue to be positioned in those areas without blocking roads.
The National Security Adviser added that: “whenever necessary, the soldiers will mount their points to conduct security screening in emergency situations and for quick response”.
“We will continue to ensure that the necessary or essential security checkpoints are not avenues for extortion, indiscipline and other forms of corrupt practices that can exacerbate traffic flow and cause road accidents.”