The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba, has directed Commissioners of Police across the nation to ensure adequate screening and supervision of vigilante groups to ensure that they work in
conformity with laid down regulation in order to avoid all forms of abuses.
According to a press statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Ag.CP Emmanuel c. S. Ojukwu, the IGP also has issued a stern warning against the use of thugs to further political interest.
He warned that thugs and their sponsors will be arrested and prosecuted.
The statement added that these directives have become imperative, considering the need to ensure a violent free general election in 2015.
To this end, IGP has also instructed that an officer be appointed in all Commands to oversee the activities of these groups and render regular reports of their activities.