Bakassi Boys Return To South East

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Group of vigilante youths, Bakassi Boys have made a to the South East years after they were disbanded.

The group was seen going around in Awka in two vans, singing and warning criminals, DailyTrust reports.

A source told the publication: “The boys came mainly for alleged cult groups which have taken over Awka town in recent time without any response the . I think they were invited by traders.”

When contacted, the in the , Ikenga Tochukwu, said he was not aware of the development, according to the publication. The PPRO, however, said that the is ready to work with any stakeholder in security.

A Senior , who spoke to DailyTrust on condition of anonymity, said some security arrived at the , but failed to confirm if they were sent by the government.

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

Bakassi Boys have been known to carry out extrajudicial killings.