A team of 100 local hunters from Kaduna State has said that they are ready to assist the military in Maiduguri to bring to an end the war against terror which has continued to claim many innocent lives in some part of the Northern region particularly the North East.
Addressing newsmen in Kaduna yesterday, the Head of the local hunters, Alh. Shehu Musa Al- Jan disclosed that about 100 local hunters had declared their interest to go to Maiduguri and fight the dreaded Boko Haram.
According to him, the hunters were aware of the December deadline given to the military authorities by President Muhammad Buhari, saying that, “we are ready to go and fight the insurgents to a standstill”.
Al-Jan remarked that the fight against the Boko Haram was a call to duty, adding that, “the military alone cannot end the psychological war. We want to go there and assist them, we are not joking.
“We have contacted our members across the Northern region and we know who and who are ready. We just want an invitation from the government, and we will land in Maiduguri without delay.
“We are ashamed of ourselves that in spite of the fact that we have brave and courageous men in the region, we cannot fold our hands and continue to see the senseless killing of our brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and wives by this blood thirsty and heartless men (Boko Haram).
He was optimistic that the December deadline to end the insurgency is possible, maintaining, ‘with serious commitment among the various security agencies and the combined efforts of our members, we shall defeat the insurgents.
Al-jan who also said his group were involved in the recent recovering of stolen cows and ammunition at the Kumuku forest in Birnin Gwari, lauded the commitment of the state government under Mallam Nasiru El-rufai saying, the feat couldn’t have been achieved without his support.
“The state governor, Mallam Nasiru El-rufai has provided all the logistics support necessary to assist the security and our group in bringing the situation to where we are now,” he declared.
However, he remarked that there is the need for both the state and federal government to intensify security at the Sanga / Lafia/Abuja highway as criminal activities on the highway was on the increased.

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