We’re ready to capture Boko Haram leader, Shekau – Nigerian hunters

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The Nigerian Hunters Association has said its members would overrun Sambisa forest and capture Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, alive, if given the permission.

Garba Tarfa, who is in charge of the association’s security, in Adamawa, said several hunters were “eager and waiting” for the go-ahead.

“We are ever physically ready at any given time if permitted to besiege Sambisa forest to capture the coward, Shekau, like fowl and his dreaded commanders,” Mr. Tarfa, a retired police officer, said in Yola on Monday.

“We know the nooks and crannies of Sambisa forest. In fact we know exactly where Shekau is hiding in the forest.

“They fear us more than conventional army, because they know we knew their secrets,” Mr. Tarfa said.

He said the Boko Haram Shekau was hiding in Sambisa at a heavily-guarded location codenamed “Parisa”, surrounded by his commanders.

Mr. Tarfa said in the past three months, his members, working with the Army, intensified attacks on suburbs of Sambisa forest and rescued over 500 women and children.

He said during the attacks, about 50 Boko Haram members were either killed, injured or arrested and handed over to security.

He said the insurgency would be ended if the government worked more closely with hunters. He said the group would need logistical support and patrol vehicles.

He also accused the authorities of paying more attention to the missing Chibok girls than other women and children abducted by Boko Haram.

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  • Arkhuma

    Please go ahead.

  • deansmart

    That is the reason government should allows state police

  • FreeNigeria

    Capture and BBQ him

  • Otile

    The devil is a liar. I thought they said Imam Abu ibn Skekau is dead. Are they going to kill him again or are they lying to us? Imam Abu Shekau Allah ya gafata mallam.

  • Fantastically

    Why wait? Go hunters, go please. He is an animal!


    One wonders why the hunters are announcing such an operation before it is carried out.

  • Fadama

    I hope their greyhounds are part of the entourage? I am good with anything that brings the beast (Shekau) to justice.

  • Alhaji

    If they capture him, Buhari will give amnesty and rehabilitate him. If the hunters want to do justice for those he has killed, they should finish him wherever they see him.

    • tonny

      are you sure . to say the fact you will see that all the terrorist and niger delta avenger that capture by millitary will go back home with coffine

  • Realitytalk

    Good one, we can see the desire and great work done in all Quaters since PMB came on board

  • Allen

    Just capture him first and write your names in the Guinness book of world records. In fact you will see that that you will be in hot demand all over the world to help quell terrorism. Dont Wait for any permission just go

  • TrueFairGame

    What stops them from entering sambisa since BH were at peak? Easy to talk.
    Let them just provide the intelligent (if they have) to the military and allow them to do their jobs. Do they think BH are like leopards or bush meat?

    • tonny

      those hunter are doing well infact one of my friend who is army told me that sambisa forest is more than size of belgium , that what makes it difficult for millitary to capture once , but with help of those hunters andvigilante they manage knows where to locate boko haram in the forest . i beleivethat the end of all these evil doer is near

  • adekunle akindude

    Thought Shekau is dead?

  • ita ekpo

    How do you capture shekau while army declared he was killed. Is it another shekau from buhari village.