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Insecurity: Bakassi Boys return in South-East


Insecurity: Bakassi Boys return in South-East

The Bakassi Boys, who were disbanded years ago, have returned to the South East. They were seen in two vehicles singing and warning criminals.

However, it could not be confirmed who invited the dreaded vigilante group.

But a source said, “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.”

The Daily Trust reported that a senior police officer, who asked not to be named, said that some security personnel arrived in the state but could not confirm whether they were sent by the government

“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 police source said.

The Bakassi Boys are notorious for carrying out extrajudicial killings. They usually use machetes and guns to kill their enemies.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ikenga Tochukwu, however, said he was not aware of the development.

He said; “I don’t have any such details before me. Meanwhile, I will make enquires please.”

Asked whether the police would be ready with such arrangement, the PPRO said, “We are ready to work with any stakeholder in security.”

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