This appeal was contained in a statement issued and signed by the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths Worldwide, Okechukwu Isiguzoro and the Secretary, Okwu Nnabuike and was made available to newsmen.
The statement reads thus: “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.
“Again, in the North, the Civilian JTF and Hisbah Police are already there, so ours should not be different. Besides, the return of BAKASSI BOYS will make southeast the most secure region in Nigeria,” he explained.
The statement, however, noted that the BAKASSI BOYS failed because of the influence of some politicians and rich individuals, “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.