The Rivers State Police Command has warned Vigilante groups in the state against Human Rights Abuses.
The State Commissioner of Police, Polycarp Emeka Nwonyi in the riot act he read on Thursday, said the command will not tolearae jungle justice of any form from vigilantes.
According to him, the state cannot have a group of people to protect life and property, and the same people are the ones killing and beheading.
He also said while they acknowledge that vigilante in crime fighting in Rivers has come to stay, they are concerned about their excesses.
“Vigilante in crime fighting in Rivers has come to stay. While we like their activities, we are concerned about their excesses,” he said.
“We will not tolerate jungle justice from vigilantes. We cannot have a group of people to protect life and property, and the same people are the ones killing beheading. Tyranny among vigilantes must be curtailed.”
“They are not a force unit themselves. For instance, we have situations where they turn to debt collectors, flogging people. Your duty is to arrest and share information,” he added.