Back then in the year 1999, the Bakassi boys were introduced into Nigeria and everything changed. They were created so as to restore peace in the society and also to put an end to any bad blood or gangster group in the society. They were made because it was a bit difficult for the Police to operate alone due to the huge amount of crimes in the country.
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The Bakassi boys was a vigilante group which was created in order to curb the crimes in the south eastern region. They were known for tackling robberies, ritual killings and also kidnapping. They move around with guns, Matchets, daggers and also objects containing dark magic, they also wore juju all over their body.
The word 'Odeshi' originated from a vigilante group called the Bakassi Boys. This article is going to tell you about the wars they fought, the peace they brought and the troubles they caused. The Bakassi Boys were known to be the most dreadful and violent vigilante group in the history of Nigeria.
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Willie Obiano Reacts To Bakassi Boys Photo credit: Punch News Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has reacted to the news of Bakassi Boys being present in the state. He said that Bakassi Boys have not been sighted in Anambra. The Anambra State's Police Command alongside the State Government have denied the presence of Bakassi Boys in the State.
The level of insecurity in Nigeria at the moment is quite alarming. Though the country has always been embattled by insurgency, the insecurity condition has gotten worse in recent times. It appears the situation has overwhelmed the Nigeria security forces and the government at the federal level seems to have run out of ideas on how to effectively contain insecurity.
Anambra Govt Speaks On Bakassi Boys Re-emergence The Anambra State Government has debunked reports of the return of the dreaded Bakassi Boys vigilante group in the state. Speaking, the state’s Commissioner for Information,Don Adinuba, said Bakassi Boys would not be allowed to operate in the state.
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In the early 2000s, the Bakassi Boys vigilante were popular and legendary in the South-East of Nigeria. They were said to be after criminals and evil people. They hunt, arrest suspects, forced confession out of them and execute them in the most inhumane way. Yes, their activities reduced crime but didn’t solve it; they even engaged in the extrajudicial killing of people.
Insecurity has become the major problem bedeviling the nation at the moment. Unfortunately, no part of the country is safe anymore. Originally, the northeast to be precise, Borno State, was the only part of the country that was experiencing insecurity due to the activities of the dreaded Islamic sect called Boko Haram.
Residents were in fear following the news that the dreaded Bakassi boys were back in Awka, Anambra. Their return was sudden and totally unexpected and the residents of Awka wondered why they had come back. The Bakassi boys was a vigilante group formed in 1999 during the reign of President Olusegun Obasanjo, they were formed at a very critical time when crime and corruption was on the rise in the South East.
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Some hours ago, a group of boys dressed in Black and Red attire were seen singing and warning criminals in Anambra state, they were identified as Bakassi Boys. (Photo used for illustration only) Even though this looks like good news because of the high level of insecurity in the Eastern region of Nigeria, residents of the Southeast shouldn't be too comfortable with the reappearance of Bakassi Boys considering their history.
Many great people have emerged from Igbo land, many powerful men who will be remembered for all the terror they have unleashed. Many names like Chiejina, who was deadly ruthless, but one name that every Igbo person, particularly those born in the 1980s and 1990s, will remember is Okwudili Ndiwe.
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The Anambra State Government has finally come forward, to refute the trending reports of the return of dreaded Bakassi Boys security outfit in the state. The Anambra state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. Don Adinuba, while speaking for the state government, stated that the government would not allow Bakassi Boys to return to or operate in the state again.
The Bakassi boys are usually regarded as the creators of the word Odeshi. The word Odeshi means a body which is immune to pain, it means a body which cannot be pierced by anything. The Odeshi started from the popular vigilante group which is known as the Bakassi boys.
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Anambra State Government speaks on the Rumoured return of Bakassi Boys. Anambra State Government has debunked the rumors that the fearful Bakassi Boys Vigilante Group, has returned to the state to help the Government tackle the recent insecurity challenges in the Region. In a statement that was signed by the Anambra State Commissioner for information and Public Enlightenment, the commissioner described the news as false and advised the public to disregard the information.