The Nigerian Police Force will embark on a special stop and search operation on roads and highways nationwide, with emphasis on roads in and out of major cities and towns.
The directive was issued on Tuesday by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase.
In a statement by a spokesman for the Police, Abayomi Shogunle, the force admonished Nigerians to bear with the Nigeria Police Force during the security operation as the operation was a temporary measure put in place to address intelligence information received by the police.
This development follows a spate of attacks in different cities in north-east, north-west and north-central Nigeria.
If we recall, the police had before now ordered an end to roadblocks across Nigeria and it reiterated that the operation was not a plan to bring them back.