The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has directed Commissioners of Police across the nation to ensure adequate screening/supervision of vigilance groups to ensure that they work in conformity with lay down regulation in order to avoid abuses.
The IGP also 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.