Hunters assisting the military in the fight against terrorism in the North-East have reportedly killed a factional commander of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.
It was gathered that the local security men had engaged the terrorists in a gun duel in Shaffa Taku, a village in Damboa Local Government Area of the state.
Shaffa Taku, HausaToday understands is located in the heart of Sambisa forest, which houses Boko Haram terrorists.
The hunters according to the testimony of the Chairman and Commander of hunters and vigilantes (Sarkin Baka) in the region, Mohammed Shawulu-Yohanna, received information about the movement of the terrorists and went after them in the bush.
Yohanna who spoke on the telephone with Channels Television said they successfully killed the terrorist’s commander and his deputy in the exchange of gunfire.
He also noted that an AK-47 rifle and a motorcycle used by the terrorists were recovered and would soon be handed over to the Nigerian military in Biu.
“Yes, we acted on an intelligence about the movement of the insurgents who have been terrorising communities in the last two weeks,” Channels quoted Yohanna as saying.
He added: “Upon receiving the information, I mobilised my team and stormed the spot in the evening at Shaffa Taku, which is a deserted community in Damboa.
“Luckily, we sighted the terrorists numbering more than 20 riding on motorcycles.
“We engaged them in a gun battle, and we were able to kill the Commander and his deputy, while several others fled with gunshot wounds.”
HausaToday understands that despite efforts by security agents and the government at the federal and state levels, the insurgents have continued to terrorise several communities across the country, most especially the northern region.