The Commissioner for Internal Security and Border Peace, Hon. Stanley Okoro-Emeagha has debunked allegations that Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has inaugurated a vigilante group called “Bakassi Boys” to fight the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the state.
The commissioner, while briefing newsmen in Abakaliki, described the rumour peddled by a group called The Biafra Restoration Voice TBRV as strange.
Okoro-Emeagha maintained that the state has no other internal security outfit except the Neighbourhood Watch. He, therefore, described the rumour on social media as false from the pit of hell.
His words: “This is a strange story as far as the state is concerned, there is no security outfit that can be established in this state without the knowledge of the state government and as such, there is nothing like Bakassi Boys.
“There is nothing like Bakassi or Isakaba, IPOB, MASSOB or whatever you call them. People may stay in their homes based on their agitations and say they are IPOB or MASSOB or they are this or that but they are not known in Ebonyi State because their activities are against the law of the land.