Bakassi Boys Return In South East to fight against insecurity

Bakassi Boys Return In South East to fight against insecurity and it is yet to be revealed who invited the dreaded vigilante group, the police is also unaware of the development.

A couple of years after their disbandment, the Bakassi Boys, a vigilante group in the South East, have returned to some parts of Awka, Anambra State capital.

It was reported that they had been seen in two vans, singing and warning criminals.

However, it has not yet been confirmed who invited the dreaded vigilante group back to the South East.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ikenga Tochukwu, stated that he was unaware of such a development.

He said, “I received this as information from you. I don’t have any such details before me.

“Meanwhile, I will make enquires please.”

When also asked whether the police would be ready with such a  new development, the PPRO said, “We are ready to work with any stakeholder in security.”

But according to a source, “The boys came mainly for alleged cult groups which have taken over Awka town in recent time without any response from the Police. I think they were invited by traders.”

A Senior Police Officer, who decided to comment on the condition of anonymity, said some security men arrived at the state, but he was unable to confirm if they were sent by the government.

According to his statement, “That is the only thing I can tell you, for now. Let’s see how things work out in the days and weeks to come.”

The Bakassi Boys are popularly known to be armed with machetes and guns and a variety of black magic artefacts worn around their body to protect them from harm.

In the past, they had been accused of extrajudicial killings.

Their targets comprise of suspected petty thieves, armed robbers, ritual killers, murderers, corrupt persons, and generally anyone considered to be evil and wicked.

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