Hunters in their numbers have killed a Boko Haram commander and his deputy during a clash in Shaffa Taku, a village in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to the Chairman and Commander of hunters and vigilantes (Sarkin Baka), Mohammed Shawulu-Yohanna.
Mr Yohanna told Channels Television 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.
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“Yes, we acted on an intelligence about the movement of the insurgents who have been terrorising communities in the last two weeks,” he said.
“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.
He said “Luckily, we sighted the terrorists numbering more than 20 riding on motorcycles.
Mr said, “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.”
Meanwhile, the hunters assist the military in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgents in the region.