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Police won't tolerate thuggery ahead of poll

14 November 2014, 09:03

Abuja - The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, has warned political parties against using thugs for political interest.

According to a statement by Emmanuel Ojukwu, Force Public Relations Officer, said sponsors and perpetrators of crime would be arrested.

Ojukwu added that Abba also directed Commissioners of Police across the nation to ensure adequate screening and supervision of vigilante group to ensure that they work in conformity with lay down Regulation in order to avoid all forms of abuses.

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He said these directives have become imperative, considering the need to ensure a violent-free election in 2015.

“To this end, The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) also instructed that an Officer be appointed in all Commands to oversee the activities of these groups and render regular reports of their activities,” Ojukwu said.

– CAJ News

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