Boko Haram: Borno residents appeal to govt. to enlist vigilantes, hunters

Vigilante group in Nigeria

Residents of Borno on Friday appealed to the state government to enlist the services of local hunters and vigilantes in liberating towns captured by the Boko Haram insurgents.

A cross section of those interviewed by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Maiduguri said the state must emulate neigbouring Adamawa by allowing hunters and members of the vigilance groups in the state to assist in tackling the problem.

Jubrin Gunda, a legal practitioner in Maiduguri, said the Borno government must take a bold step toward ending the occupation of its towns by insurgents.

Mr. Gunda, who is the Secretary, Borno Vigilante Group called Civilian JTF said “it is time for us to act toward recapturing the towns seized by the insurgents.’’

He said he had monitored developments that led to recapturing of the towns by the hunters in Adamawa.

“I have been in constant touch with the Adamawa group because some of our vigilantes are part of the team.

“I monitor the operations from the beginning and I am very proud of them,” Mr. Gunda, also a former Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Biu branch, said.

He said he was optimistic that the group would recapture Gwoza, Bama and other Borno towns seized by the insurgents once given the opportunity.

Ali Mamman, another resident, supported Gunda’s claim, saying that the hunters had previously offered to go after the insurgents in Borno.

He said “some few months ago, hunters assembled at the Ramat Square in Maiduguri and sought for permission to go after the insurgents in Sambisa but the authorities declined the request.’’

Mr. Mamman said the hunters would have overrun the insurgents long ago.

Mr. Samuel Jigo, a civil servant, said the hunters were the only group that could tackle the problem because they use magical powers.

“The insurgents are also using black magic power, that is why they capture people easily. Since the hunters too have their own black power, it is easy for them to defeat them,” he said.

(NAN)


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  • Otile

    If Mr. Jigo believes he can defeat boko boys by his black magic power let him get to the front and lead the battle. No wonder Boko Haram aims at wiping this people out of the face of the earth; they are all pagans. Boko boys have their holy Qur-an and Allah is on their side while they fight to liberate their sharia states. The local hunters on the other hands are relying on magic power which means unknown demons to defeat Allah’s servants. This is no going to happen. With Allah on their side Boko boys are going to slaughter the infidels to the last man. Allahu Akbar.

    • real

      So who is infidel among the two. Does a living God allows shedding of blood under the guise of “fighting” his course.

      • Otile

        Come on, my friend. You know what I mean. I am a man of peace. Instead of them to match southwards to kill my people again let them slaughter themselves up there. You know very well that if they are not busy killing themselves they would be killing my people.

        Why did they kill Gideon Akaluka, why did they slaughter my people after a Swedish man drew the picture of Mohammed? May God kill off my enemies. @real say Amen.

        • Gaskiya

          This Otile is a great entertainer. His comments are mostly childish as if he has child’s brain. What a wonderful educated adult.

          • emmanuel

            Na lie, Otile dey talk true. He just dey abuse you blood sucking demons of the Northern Hemisphere.

            You people are good for nothing neighbours. An Islamist as a neighbour is the devil next door. They bring sorrow tears and blood.

            The Yorubas in their laziness conceeded Kwara state to you, they are today crying marginalisation of their Obas in Kwara. Is it not a case of a slave calling for recognition in the Kings palace?

            Make unq nor worry, the Fulanis will come to Lagos in the name of Allah (APC) upstage you and install Fulanis as your leaders, by which time Tinubu and Fashola would have been given Tea to drink by them and the Lazy Lagos Land grabbers and Parking space ticket collectors would be chased out.
            They are working hard to match Yoruba Population in Lagos with import of all young men from Niger, Mali, Chad and Northern Cameroun

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    Frankly, if the good people of North West Nigeria wants my advice, I’d ask them to toe the line of Senator McCain and ask the question, “what government?”.

    The only thing the Jonothing regime seem to have as a plan for tackling boko haram is to simply try and avoid angering Shekau and letting him take as many lives and territories as he wishes, in the hope that he (Shekau) would leave him and his pot-bellied generals alone.

    Long and short, forget asking Jonothing for permission and do the needful. Any other move requiring the approval and participation of Jonothing and his goons is a futile waste of effort and time.

    • emmanuel

      You still dey carry the picture of your failed fada Buhari, o ma se oooo!

      Express don leave you, your dumb brain is yet to wake up. Na Tambuwal now.

      Lift the fail on the face of Faruk $600,000.00 Otedola nribe and you would see a Tambuwal share of the Bribe. Yeye fowl.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Yawn!

  • ND

    A baby PDP governor in Adamawa has reclaimed all territories while APC govs in Yobe and Borno are just there blaming and insulting FG and military. Food for thought

  • Otile

    Anyone who condemns Islamic violence is subject to abuse by a group of
    Yoruba APC minions. If insults could kill many of us would have perished
    at the hands of Yoruba APC angry group. They continue drumming the same
    slang, phrases, ideas, innuendo, lies, and falsehood over and over
    again. Sometimes when they band together to attack us it feels like a
    swam of bees, although irritating but harmless because nobody takes them seriously. On their own side the mob will be rejoicing praising one
    another, voting for themselves with complementary accolades. Some of
    their usual buzz words are: clown, clown prince, moron, e-rat, imbecile,
    and all manners of derogatory phrases about their enemies brains.

    This
    band of losers should be ignored. Many of them have the portrait
    of Imam Buhari as their national emblem. But now that their paymaster
    Ebola Tinubu has debunked Imam Buhari in favor of shameless defector
    Imam Tambuwal let’s see whether they are going to change their flags.
    One thing common among this group is their identity crisis. Some men
    among them claim to be women, some Yorubas claim to be Igbo, some devout
    moslems claim to be Christians. But we know who they are

    • emmanuel

      Otile na true you dey talk. Buhari has suddenly turned a nonentity, that is the identity of people who leave in falsehood, because they reside only in the brain of their paymaster.

      I caanot call myself an Abubakar because I want people to believe my lies.

      Head or tail, the Fulani’s will not see Aso Villa until 2035 and the Yoruba’s 2043 if the false contraption still exist till then.

      Whoever likes try to come through the backdoor. They key to Nigeria survival has been given to the South South since after Abacha four million man match.

      Imagine a sixty days without Oil production in Nigeria. Whoever likes call the Military (Usually Fulani’s) to overthrow any Government, we now know how to take charge of Nigerias economy.

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  • Kevwe

    Good suggestion. Every state or region should set up its own army & navy and defend its borders. It is a wonderful suggestion and every Nigerian should support this move. It is long overdue.

  • emmanuel

    Continue to ask Government, make una nor take cue from Adamawa people.

    A mixture of Fulani’s and Kanuri’s in Bornu ( two cowardly ethnic groups) is an error. They used the minority ethnic groups in that state for political experiment and Genocide.

    The Jukuns are showing the way.