Local Hunters Re-capture Adamawa Town, Kill 75 Boko Haram Terrorists

At least 75 members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect were on Wednesday killed by local hunters in Maiha, headquarters of Maiha local government area of Adamawa State, recapturing the town from the grip of the terrorists.

Maiha local government headquarters was captured by the Boko Haram terrorists in an extremely fierce gun battle with the Nigerian military on Monday.



    A local resident in Maiha who spoke to newsmen in Yola said the hunters gathered themselves with their bows and arrows to confront the terrorists after they heard the news that members of the sect had killed a Nigeria lieutenant colonel.

    He said many of the insurgents were killed with bows and arrows as well as dane guns, adding that residents of the community were already exhibiting the fear of reprisal by the terrorists, as many of them were allegedly making their way to Yola.

    The state co-ordinator of Civilian Joint Task Force, Bako Goni, said more than 20,000 people including youth vigilantes, local hunters, retired military, police and para-military operatives, artisans and petty traders in the state were making plans to join forces with the Nigerian troops to re-capture some local government areas that are within the grip of the dreaded sect.

    The insurgents have taken over many towns and villages in Adamawa State, including Madagali, Michika, Mubi North, Mubi South and many others.

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