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Insecurity: Anambra govt clears air on return of Bakassi Boys

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The Anambra State Authorities has refuted experiences of the return of Bakassi Boys safety outfit within the state.

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Don Adinuba, the state’s Commissioner for Data and Public Enlightenment, mentioned the state authorities wouldn’t enable Bakassi function within the state.

A video had surfaced on-line of some youths wearing pink wielding weapons with the declare that Bakassi Boys have returned to Awka.

Nevertheless, the Commissioner mentioned the mentioned video was efforts by youths to rid the state of cultists and never Bakassi Boys.

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Adinuba mentioned cultists had been making an attempt to capitalize on the quick fall of policemen in Awka.

The Commissioner, nonetheless, assured that Anambra State was the most secure state in Nigeria regardless of safety challenges.

In accordance with Adinuba: “An unidentified beginner video photographer has made a video claiming that the controversial safety outfit referred to as Bakassi Boys, which was 20 years in the past utilized in Abia and Anambra states when the 2 neighbouring states had been nearly overrun by violent criminals, is again, this time in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

“The video rapidly went viral due to its sensational enchantment. A bit of even the mainstream media has publicized the video, thus giving it a veneer of credibility.

“The Bakassi Boys safety outfit will not be in Anambra State, and won’t be used once more within the state.

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“The individuals and Authorities of Anambra State are pleased with the report of safety businesses within the state which have considerably overcome the challenges of the previous couple of months.

“What some members of the general public innocently confused with Bakassi Boys’ return to the state is a noble effort of some Awka indigenes to fish out cultists locally who’ve tried to capitalize on the insufficient variety of policemen on patrol within the city in the previous couple of months to combat themselves with harmful weapons.”

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