The Chief Hunter of Borno, Maigana
Maidurma, on Sunday renewed his appeal on the military to allow hunters in the state join the fight against Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest.
Maidurma, who made the call while speaking in Maiduguri, said that the hunters were eager to join the fight.
According to him, the hunters are familiar with the terrain at the Sambisa hideout of the terrorists.
“We are renewing out call on the military authorities to allow us join the search for Boko Haram elements in their Sambisa forest
“We are ready to pursue the terrorists because we know the terrain in and out,” Maidurma said.
He faulted claims in some quarters that the military was cautious of allowing the hunters join the fight due to suspected landmine buried by the terrorists around their hideout.
“We know that it is true that the Boko Haram terrorists are in the habit of burying landmines to prevent encroachment into their hideout. “But we believe that we can work in collaboration with Local Vigilantes, called Civilian JTF, to overrun them,” Maidurma said. He said that the hunters were not afraid of any danger because most of them have super natural powers which will come handy in the
fight. “Hunters from all the 27 Borno LGAs are all in Maiduguri with our leaders doing nothing at
present because of Boko Haram.
“Rather than idling away, we will want to assist the military in crushing Boko Haram terrorists,” Maidurma said. The hunters had last January appealed to the military to allow them join the Boko Haram fight, without response.