We know Shekau’s hideout, Boko Haram fears us more than Army – Nigerian hunters

The Nigerian Hunters Association has claimed that Boko Haram terrorists fear local hunters more than they fear troops of the Nigerian Army, explaining that this is so because members of the association know the secret of the terror sect.


Speaking in Yola yesterday, a retired police officer in charge of the association’s security in Adamawa, Garba Tarfa, stated that several hunters were “eager and waiting” for the go-ahead to overrun Sambisa forest and capture Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, alive, if given the permission.

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He said, “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.

“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.”

Tarfa disclosed that Boko Haram leader, Shekau was hiding in Sambisa at a heavily-guarded location codenamed “Parisa”, surrounded by his commanders.

He stated that his members, working with the Army, had, in the past three months, intensified attacks on suburbs of Sambisa forest and rescued over 500 women and children.

The hunters’ leader said during the attacks, about 50 Boko Haram members were killed, injured or arrested and handed over to security forces.

Tarfa pointed out that the insurgency would end if the government worked more closely with hunters, disclosing that his group would need logistical support and patrol vehicles.

Adelove News recalls that in September 2014, over 10,000 hunters as well as members of the Nigerian legion, under the auspices of civilian JTF, stormed the palace of the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Kyari Umar Ibn Garbai Al’amin El-kanemi to receive his blessings as they set to join the military to take over Sambisa forest. They resolved to go into the Sambisa and other terrorists’ hideouts to hunt Boko Haram sect and bring an end to the ongoing crisis.

Also in that year, some residents of Borno state appealed to the state government to enlist the services of local hunters and vigilantes in liberating towns captured by the Boko Haram insurgents. They stressed that the state must emulate neigbouring Adamawa by allowing hunters and members of the vigilance groups in the state to assist in arresting the Boko Haram menace. .

Meanwhile, Tarfa accused the authorities of paying more attention to the missing Chibok girls, than other women and children abducted by the terror sect.



  1. Where the hunters dey when dem Boko Haram over ran the states and even carried away una wives as well? Na money, food, and vehicles na hm una dey wait before?. Okay, PMB, let them join the army and go after the Boko Haram members in army vehicles as the custom with other vigilante militia. No bi mouth o!
    Na so, APC brag before say, when General Buhari enter power, BOKO Haram na matter of months, but hi don dey pass 1year now o, Boko still dey bomb and attack places at will o! Wen people with knowledge and wisdom estimated the facts that Boko cannot be removed with such dispatch, they were saying all sorts of things. That GEJ na woman wrap, leave for Buhari, dem to see pepper. But they forget USA face similar problem in Iraq for 14years, and they could not eliminate terrorist with the latest technology and army which did not sabotage like Nigeria Army that gave Nigerian Arms to Boko Haram by Muslim faithful’s in the army. For 14years, America took over all aspects of governance in Iraq, but could not stop terrorists attack until they left. They are still fighting in Iraq against terrorists like Boko Haram till date.
    They also forget how Britain fought against IRA (Irish Army) for 17years, and it was on the negotiation table the bombing ended. But Politicians expected magic from GEJ. Now, the Old General is in Charge, and all the 21st Century Generals in the Nigerian Army knew nothing then, when GEJ was in charge. How far? Fighting Terrorists is no easy business. Take it or leave it. It is not by mouth people fight terrorists. So, where are the mouths, tell us how far?

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