Bakassi Boys Revived To Fight Crimes In Abia
The Abia state government had on Tuesday, 21st May, announced the revival of the Abia state vigilance services, known as the Bakassi Boys during the state Executive Council meeting.
According to reports, the formidable anti-crime group popularly called Bakassi Boys was established during the administration of Orji Uzor Kalu to help fight crime in the state.
Addressing newsmen after the state Executive Council meeting, the Commissioner for Information, Mr John Okiyi, said the state government decided to revive the outfit to protect lives and property across the 17 local government areas of the state.
He also stated that over 800 young men and women would be recruited after the screening exercise.
Mr. Okiyi said the state government was worried over the destruction of schools by hoodlums, who also engage in drug abuse and other criminal activities on the premises of many of the schools.
The commissioner also said that Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu’s government was planning to restructure the state civil service. However, he said workers would not be sacked.