The Anambra State Government says it is reviewing security strategies, especially at checking point and around various security formations in the state.
C-Don Adinuba, Anambra Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, gave the details in a statement on Tuesday in Awka.
Every commuter in any vehicle, be it private or commercial, is directed to disembark and hands up while crossing checkpoints, the statement said.
Adinuba explained that the new arrangement was in response to the security challenges in the South East geopolitical zone.
The review has resulted in traffic delays at security checkpoints in different parts of the state.
The delays have caused much inconvenience to travellers who are sometimes required to disembark from their vehicles for security checks.
“We urge you to continue to cooperate fully with various security officers. The ongoing security review is for the public good,” Adinuba said.
Meanwhile, security arrangements have been tightened around the police headquarters in Amawbia, near Awka, even as motorists are barred from driving across the area.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, a barricade has been put at Amawbia Roundabout near the Governor’s Lodge and the frontage of Custodial Centre of the Nigeria Correctional Service, forcing motorists to use alternative routes.