By Gladys Ekwu
The dreaded vigilante group popularly known as ‘Bakassi boys’ who had years back engaged in killing those suspected to be evil people in Anambra state have resurfaced in the state.
Emerald News gathered that the Vigilante group during the tenure of Dr. Chinwoke Mbadinuju engaged in jungle justice as non of their victims was allowed to be tried in the court.
Emerald News reports that the group came back again to crush cultists and other criminals who are now ravaging the peace of the state.
Emerald News gathered that over ten people have been reportedly killed by the Bakassi boys since weekend.
A source told this meduim that a video of the arrival of the dreaded vigilante group was watched live in Awka, the state capital at the weekend.
A resident petrol attendant in Awka told Emerald News the story of how her customer, “a Keke driver was shot by the Bakassi Boys and the bullet couldn’t penetrate his skin after which he was macheted and burnt alive”.
Emerald News gathered that the Bakassi Boys were invited by the indigenes of Awka to help them checkmate the excessess of cult criminal activities that have enveloped the community.
A source said that the cult activities have eaten deep into the hearts of many boys in Anambra state and the entire country.
According to him, Awka indigenes earlier last year brought an idol that would help them to curtail the evil of cult boys in the area which he said did not work.
Reacting to the development, the police spokesman Ikenga Tochukwu said he had no information about the activities of Bakassi Boys, but a senior official confirmed that they arrived on Saturday.
“That’s the only thing I can tell you for now, let’s see how things work out in days and weeks to come,” he said.
“If they engage in jungle justice, nobody will talk, especially the lawyers and human rights groups, but when police engage in such, the whole world will tumble and that’s what the state deserves at this moment, ” the source said.