The Inspector-General of Police (IG), 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 regulations in order to avoid all forms of abuses.
The IG 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 had become imperative, considering the need to ensure a violent-free general election in 2015.
To this end, the IG 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.