The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has directed Commissioners of Police across the nation to ensure adequate screening/supervision of Vigilante groups
A statement signed by force public relations officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu said this is to ensure that the groups work in conformity with laid down Regulation in order to avoid all forms of abuses.
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 the vigilante groups and render regular reports of their activities.