The Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command, CP. Bartholomew Onyeka has ordered the dismantling of non-security roadblocks in the state.
He said the Benue State Police Command will effect the arrest of persons involved in such an obnoxious act.
Mr Onyeka gave the order after his tour of some parts of the state where he observed with dismay the presence of non-security roadblocks.
He directed Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and all Tactical Commanders to ensure that the 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.
In a statement by the Benue Police Public Relations Officer, SP Anene Catherine, Mr Onyeka warned those involved in such roadblocks to desist from it or face the law.
According to the statement, “The good people of Benue State are advised to report persons involved in mounting such roadblocks to the nearest police station”.