Nasarawa Government Bans Ethnic Vigilante Groups

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, has banned all ethnic vigilante groups and similar organizations in the state, based on the recommendation of the State Security Council.

This ban, issued through an Executive Order, declares groups like Kungiyar Zaman Lafiya Nomad Group, Bassa Vigilante, Eggon Vigilante, and others as illegal societies.

The Executive Order also applies to any association, movement, organization, or society linked to these groups that operate under the guise of vigilante activities. It also includes any group that aims to provide security among ethnic groups in Nasarawa State using weapons.

Governor Sule, using his authority under Section 97A of the penal code, highlighted the threat that these groups pose to effective governance in the state.

As part of the ban issued on April 15, the groups in question must hand over all weapons and uniforms to the state Commissioner of Police within two weeks.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.