President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered the removal of military checkpoints set up in the wake of Boko Haram activities in parts of the country. The order was given a few hours after twin bomb blasts rocked Maiduguri, Borno State on Monday. Thirteen people lost their lives and many others were injured in the incident.
Motorists in places where the checkpoints exist have been facing a harrowing experience because of gridlocks caused by them (checkpoints). One of the worst hit is the Abuja-Keffi highway and some other roads in the Federal Capital Territory. Ismaila added that Buhari challenged the security chiefs to do more in the war against insurgency because of the leadership he was providing as a retired military officer.
But the Presidency later issued a statement in which it explained that the order for the removal of the checkpoints affected only secure parts of the country.