ADAMAWA, Nigeria – The Adamawa State Police Command said there was a need to engage local hunters in the fight against the insurgents.
This, the Police Public Relations Officers in the state, Suleiman Yahaya Ngoroji, said was because the local hunters had knowledge of the terrain that the police don’t.
Ngoroji, who also spoke on the Hausa Service of the BBC, noted that the local hunters could show the police all entry and exit points in the area.
Saying hunters were necessary to fight the Boko Haram, the police chief insisted that “hunters who reside in the locality knows the terrain” better.
The police spokesman also said security operatives(police) could as well succeed if the locales volunteered to expose strange faces amongst them.
But he assured that the force in collaboration with the military were doing everything necessary to protect the lives and property of the citizens of the state.
The police spokesman said:
“We assure you that we are collaborating with the Army and local hunters to protect life and property of citizens and to prevent future occurrence of such attack.
“The local hunters reside in the affected community if you really want to know the geography of a place, it’s necessary to work with a native of that place. They will show us all entry and exit points.”
Another source who spoke with the same medium(BBC) on condition of anonymity simply said: “The local hunters can disappear when in danger. They are naturally immune. No gun or knife can hurt them.”