Criminals in Trouble: Bakassi Boys Go Back In South-East


A report has it that Bakassi Boys, a vigilante group in the southeast, have go back to some parts of Awka, Anambra state capital. reports that they were seen in two vans, singing, and warning criminals.

The report said nobody could confirm who invited the dreaded vigilante group as some people had earlier thought of bringing them back, New Telegraph reports.

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 dreaded vigilante group are usually armed with machetes and guns and an array of black magic artifacts worn around their body. They have been accused of extrajudicial killings.

Their targets are suspected petty thieves, armed robbers, ritual killers, murderers, corrupt persons, and generally, anyone considered evil.

Blame Igbo elites

In another report, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, blamed Igbo elites for the violence in the region.

READ ALSO: Nigerian governors consider talks with bandits, other criminals.

The minister alleged that the propaganda by the elites against the Buhari-led administration was provoking trouble in the zone. The minister made the statement during a meeting of the Association of Eze Ndigbo in Abuja.

He argued that the president is a friend of the Igbo. Ngige stated that Buhari cannot be held responsible for the violence in the southeast.

Allow agitators secede

Also, a group of women under the aegis of the Amalgamation of Northern Women Associations, staged a protest on Saturday, June 5, in Abuja, demanding a referendum to allow secession agitators to chose whether or not to remain in Nigeria.

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