Bravo! Local Hunters Recapture Maiha Town in Adamawa from Boko Haram, Kill 80 Insurgents
Barely 48 hours after the Boko Haram insurgents group invaded Maiha, a border town in Adamawa state and took control, local hunters on Wednesday recaptured the town from the insurgents after fierce fighting.
Irked by the capture of the town, the local hunters in Maiha, mobilized other hunters in their neighbouring communities to team up with them and engaged the insurgents in a battle leading to the death of at least 80 Boko Haram members.
It would be recalled that the Nigerian Troops stationed in Maiha abandoned their duty post and fled when the Boko Haram insurgents stormed the town on Monday.
According to the account of one of the hunters, they fought gallantly with the insurgents, killed 80 of them and recaptured Mahia local government headquarters from them.
The hunter said it is the military authorities that are preventing them from dislodging the insurgents because they are not constituted security forces and cannot be trusted with the country’s safety.
He appealed to the military authorities to scrutinize them and authorize them to face the Boko Haram insurgents in a battle which he believed that the hunters will defeat the insurgents.
“If the military can authorize us and give us backups, we will wipe out the insurgents because we know their hideouts and if it is JuJu, we also have it and we can identify them.
“Boko Haram fear us because they know what we can do; let the military leave us with Boko Haram and see what is going to happen. We took advantage of the fact that the soldiers have fled the area and we used the opportunity to kill and chase some of the insurgents out of Mahia,” he said
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