The leadership of Awka town, the capital city of Anambra State has imposed the sum of N1000 on each of the residents of the town.
A community leader, Chief Ambrose Okafor told Emerald News that the levy was approved by the leadership of the town for each flat residing in the capital city to use to pay Bakassi boys engaged to curb the menace of cult boys in the town.
Chief Okafor said that such approach was adopted by the community as a last resort to the serial killings going on in the town for years.
According to him, cult activities have taken over the town to the extent that on daily basis, many lives are being snuffed out by cult boys even in the broad daylight.
The community leader noted that Awka indigenes brought an idol which they tasked with the assignment of fishing out serial killers in the town, adding that it did not yield good result as the level of killings increased.
He said that the latest security outfit the town engaged was what they believe will eradicate cult activities in the town as the Bakassi boys since their arrival have dealt with many evil ones in the town.
Chief Okafor added that the emergence of Bakassi boys has helped to reduce the rate of killings in Awka.
He called on the residents to comply with the payment of the levy as the decision was for the good of all residents in the town.
It would be recalled that Anambra State GovernGovernent during the time of Governor Chinwoke Mbadinuju engaged bakassi boys to dictate evil ones in the state.
Now, Awka indigenes solely brought the boys to curb the outrageous killings associated with cult activities in the community.