Amotekun: Bring back Bakasi Boys – Ohanaeze youths tell south-east governors

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The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Worldwide has called on governors of south east forum led by Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state to reinstate the famous “BAKASSI BOYS” as the region security outfit.

The group made call came following the establishment of Amotekun, the regional security outfit by governors of the south-west zone.

That was contained in a statement issued and signed by the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths Worldwide, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and the Secretary, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike.

READ ALSO: Bola Tinubu Finally Speaks On Amotekun

The statement read: “Ohanaeze Youth Council Worldwide want to use this medium to appeal to governors of the South East forum to reinstate the proscribed BAKASSI BOYS vigilant group as our own security outfit.

“This is as a result of the ongoing formation of community policing in other regions of the country, of recent was Amotekun by governors of the South West.

“Again, in the North, the Civilian JTF and Hisbah Police are already there, so ours should not be different. Beside, the return of BAKASSI BOYS will make south east the most secure region in Nigeria.

“But this challenge can be overcome if operational guidelines, adequate funding are made available in partnership with the federal government and Nigerian security operatives supervising their activities.”

Earlier, The Herald reported that

Bola Tinubu, the leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) finally broke his silence on the current Amotekun debate.

The south-west regional security outfit was launched by the governors of the zone in a bid to confront the insecurity in their states.

According to Tinubu, Amotekun posses no risk to the country and therefore should be allowed to operate.

Recall that in the past weeks, there have been a raging debate on Amotekun, the regional security outfit established by governors of the south-west zone.

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