Jigawa State Police Command has warned youths in the state to stay away from all acts of jungle justice to prevent the disruption of the peace enjoyed in the state.
In a statement e-signed by the State's Police Spokesman, ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam for the commissioner, Aliyu Sale Tafida, the force frowned at the actions of the youths, who instead of taking suspects to the Police for proper investigation and prosecution, aided the irate mob to kill suspects caught committing alleged offences.
CP Tafida described all acts of jungle justice as barbaric, dehumanizing, and inimical to the law governing Nigeria.
"... nobody has the right to treat suspects in such a barbaric manner. That, suspects apprehended in connection with any crime should immediately be handed over to the Police or any law enforcement agency constitutionally saddled with the responsibility of investigating and prosecuting such suspects", the statement reads.
The Commissioner of Police appealed to the religious leaders, traditional rulers, student unions, civil society organisations, women organisations parents, guidance and other critical stakeholders to speak with their followers on the need to maintain peace, safety, and respect for one another.
He also urged the leaders to call the people to preach against the temptation of commenting on religious posts on social media as those comments are the root causes of religious crisis and those comments could be injurious to others which could lead to violence and reactions among the populace.
CP Tafida then appealed to the people of Jigawa to go about their lawful activities without any fear of attack while security agents remain on their toes in ensuring peace and stability.