..Edo police command gets directive to comply forthwith The Nigerian Police Force has again announced that all police roadblocks in the country remain banned. The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone five, Benin city, AIG Isaac Akinmoyede, gave the directive on Thursday in Benin city, Edo state, when he addressed officers and men of the Edo state police command in an enlarged security meeting. The AIG said the Inspector General of Police, IGP Alkali Baba, had earlier announced the ban of all police roadblocks and ordered that officers and men of the Edo state police command must comply immediately. He added that sanction awaits any police personnel that fail to comply with the directive. AIG Akinmoyede said no threat must be treated with levity, adding that minor threat, if not quickly handled, can become a national problem. He warned that no police formations or facilities in Edo state police command must be attacked as he stated that the unknown GUNMEN operating in other parts of Nigeria must be prevented from accessing Edo state. He called for effective Intelligence gathering. The Zone five AIG said, "police welfare is important to us, and we shall ensure that your Welfare is uppermost in the scheme of things. "I want to join the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the South-South Zone to commend you and the people of Edo state for the peace in the state so far". Earlier, the Commissioner of Police, Edo State, CP Philip Ogbadu, stated that "we have put in place adequate security measures to deter criminals from operating in Edo state". He said the police operatives have taken over hot spots of most highways linking Edo state as criminal elements have been thrown overboard. Edo and Delta State commands are under zone five police headquarters jurisdiction.