Nigeria, Dec. 5 -- Some senators on Thursday complained about the numerous highways on federal roads in Nigeria.

This, they said, has not only caused hardship for commuters on the roads but serves as a means of extortion by the security personnel.

This deliberation was borne from a point of order by Enugu senator, Chukwuka Utazi.

Leading the debate, Mr Utazi said the entire security strength of the country has been stretched and as a consequence, insurgency, religious extremism, cattle rustling, kidnapping and armed robbery have put untold pressure on the national security architecture.

He noted that as a result of growing insecurity, there was a need to input road checkpoints on almost all federal highways in all the geo-political zo...