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Gov. Buni orders removal of security checkpoints in Gashua, Bursari, others

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Gov. Buni orders removal of security checkpoints in Gashua, Bursari, others

Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has ordered the removal of all security checkpoints in Gashua of Bade LGA and Garin Alkali in Bursari local government areas of the state.

According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to Governor on Security, Brigadier General Dahiru Abdulsalam (Rtd), the decision is in accordance with a review of security arrangements in Gashua, Bade LGA, and Garin Alkali in Bursari LGA.

He said Governor Buni has ordered that no security agency should henceforth mount or man any roadblock or checkpoint between Gashua and Garin Alkali and urged all security agencies in the area to ensure strict compliance.

The statement reads, “No security agency should henceforth mount or man any roadblock or checkpoint between Gashua and Garin Alkali.

“All roadblocks in Gashua town and environs are to be removed and replaced with standing/mobile patrols without interfering with the free flow of vehicular traffic in and around Gashua town.

“Standing patrols should be established on Sunday being Garin Alkali Market Day along Bayamari Road and along Jakusko Road after Garin Alkali to provide a security presence on market day.

“The patrols should be sited off the road and should not interfere with traffic flow unless the security situation based on credible intelligence warrants a stop and search or snap roadblock which should be duly authorised for a short period.

“Henceforth, there should be no extortion of dry season farmers conveying fuel or NPK fertilizer to their farm by any security agency.

“Use of Urea fertilizer is banned throughout Yobe Srate.

“Consequently, I am directed to request all heads of security agencies to ensure immediate and strict compliance with the directives by security units and formations under their command that are domiciled in the mentioned local government areas,” the statement said.

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