The state’s Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Don Adinuba, has stated that the state government will not sit on its hands and allow Bakassi to operate in the state.


He clarified that the viral video of youths holding weapons and singing is not a comeback of the Bakassi lads, but rather an attempt to clear the state of cults.

“The video quickly went viral because of its sensational appeal. A section of even the mainstream media has publicized the video, thus giving it a veneer of credibility.

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“The Bakassi Boys security outfit is not in Anambra State, and will not be used again in the state.

“The people and Government of Anambra State are proud of the record of security agencies in the state which have substantially overcome the challenges of the last few months.

“What some members of the public innocently confused with Bakassi Boys’ return to the state is a noble effort of some Awka indigenes to fish out cultists in the community who have attempted to capitalize on the inadequate number of policemen on patrol in the town in the last few months to fight themselves with dangerous weapons.”