AIG warns Vigilante Groups Against Indiscriminate Arrests
By Abdallah el-Kurebe
In order to prevent vigilante groups from taking laws into their hands, the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 10, Alhaji Bala Hassan has warned such groups against indiscriminate arrests of people whom they claim are “cattle rustlers ” in the zone that is comprised of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.
He further warned that arrests of herdsmen in parts of the zone would no longer be tolerated except in situations where such suspects were “handed over to the police for thorough investigation.
“Commissioners of Police in the zone have been detailed on measures to be taken in the event of such arrests,” Hassan said adding that any vigilante group that was found intimidating members of the public would be dealt with.
He appealed to the people to report any suspicious conduct of the group to the nearest police station.