The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Alkali Usman, says the activities of Ebubeagu and other state-owned security outfits are being regulated and checked.
Usman communicated this on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, while featuring in the 57th session of State House Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team.
He cautioned politicians to shun violence and abide by extant rules and agreements on peaceful conduct of campaigns ahead of the 2023 elections.
The I-G said that the scope of crime prevention was wide; hence everybody was being encouraged to join in community policing.
He said that the state-owned security outfits had been created to curb crime and criminality as states had been told not to use the outfits for political reasons.
According to Usman, the outfits should avoid being influenced by either primordial loyalty, inducement or other things in discharging their duties.
He warned that officers of the outfits who derail from their legal duties would be prosecuted.