How Local Hunters Killed Seven Members Of Boko Haram In Adamawa State

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Dan Garba

Seven members of the Boko Haram Insurgency have been reportedly killed by Hunters, drafted for the fight against insurgency, at Ghantsa area of Makwan Village in Madagali local Government area of Adamawa state.

Eyewitness from the affected area revealed that the attack started by 12 pm on Saturday by the members of the Boko Haram Insurgency who were burning houses and shooting sporadically at Makwan village few kilometres to Gulak town of Madagali LGA.

The eyewitness said while they were busy with their operations, seven of them met their waterloo while some escaped with bullet wounds on their body into the bush.

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He said, while they were busy burning houses and looting properties belonging to the villagers, some Fulanis’ quickly alerted the hunters who were manning their duty post about some killometres away from Ghantsa area of Makwan village, adding that on hearing the news of the attack, the leader of the hunters, Mallam Bukar Jimeta immediately mobilized his men to the area.

The source further explained that the hunters engaged the members of the insurgency in a cross-fire for close to three hours between 10 pm to midnight on Saturday and they overpowered the insurgency resulting to the killing of seven, one was caught alive with gun wounds and other escaped in the bush.

Also confirming the incident, Mallam Bukar Jimeta, the leader of the Hunters Association of Nigeria, said his men killed Boko Haram but refused to speak further on the issue.

Also a senior Military Officer, who does not want his name mentioned, confirmed that there was an attack at about 12 pm on Saturday to 1pm of Sunday morning, resulting to the killing of one member of the Boko Haram Insurgency.

He said some weapons and ammunitions were recovered from the insurgency and have been handed over the authority concern.

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