In a move to check terror related activities in the country, the Inspector General of Police has directed the 36 state police commands to enforce the ban placed on the use of tinted glasses and unlicensed vehicles on the nation’s highways.
To this end, the police boss also orders the Zonal Assistant Inspector General and state commissioners of police to commence arrest and prosecute vehicles owners flouting the ban on the use of tinted glasses and unregistered vehicles.
This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja and signed by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba.
The IGP said the arrest and prosecution of defaulters would commence forthwith following the alleged use of the tinted and unregistered vehicles to commit act of terrorism and related crimes in the country.
The order of the Inspector General is coming few days after the bomb attack on commercial buses in Kano killing about 30 people by unidentified men suspected to be members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
The Force Headquarters in the statement warned that it would no longer tolerate the habit of Nigerians including politicians, military and security personnel who wantonly abuse the use of tinted glasses and unlicensed vehicles, thereby complicating the challenge of effectively policing the country and endangering the lives and property of law abiding citizens.
The Nigeria Labour congress has called on the federal government to urgently explore all legitimate avenues to bring to an end the culture a militancy and terrorist activities in some states of the federation.
The Labour Union urged the government to re-equip the nation’s intelligence and security forces to allow for proactive measures against the new security challenges.
The NLC in a statement urged Nigerians not to be intimidated following the recent bomb attack on a motor park in Kano, saying that it was coward and shameful attack and not incapable of advancing any cause except evil.
Statement signed by the Acting President of the NLC, Promise Adewusi called on every law-abiding citizen of the country to be vigilant and forge a sense of community with their neighbours in order to overcome this temporary challenge.