Hunters in Borno State have once again requested that they be allowed to assist the military in its fight against Boko Haram militants in Sambisa forest. They made the appeal in a press brief held by Malam Mai Durma, the Borno Emir of the hunters.
The emir noted that the hunters knowledge of the Sambisa forest would prove crucial to the military as they attempt to sweep the area for Boko Haram insurgents, NAN reports.
“We are appealing to the military authorities to allow us join the fight against Boko Haram at the Sambisa forest. We are ready to pursue the terrorists because we know the terrain very well. Hunters from all the 27 Borno LGAs are all in Maiduguri with our leaders doing nothing at present because of Boko Haram. Rather than idling away, we will want to assist the military in crushing Boko Haram terrorists,” Mr. Mai-Durma noted.