The Caretaker Chairman of Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State, Hon Zanna Modu, has hired special hunters from some parts of Adamawa, Gombe, Katsina and other states in Northern Nigeria to fight the menace of Boko Haram.
Modu, in a statement issued on Sunday, said the services of 200 special hunters was to complement efforts of the military and other security agencies to nip the threat of Boko Haram in the bud.
The LG Chairman also added while interacting with some Journalists on the modalities put in place to end incessant attacks, that five patrol Hilux vehicles were newly procured and would be handed over to the hunters who were to work hand in hand with the security agencies and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF).
He said, “Apart from other logistics, Governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has given approval for procurement of five new patrol vehicles. As it is, we have procured additional five new Hilux patrol vehicles which are to be handed over to these hunters any moment from now.”
When asked how much each of the hunters would receive as their monthly allowances to carry out the task, the caretaker chairman, however, declined to give further details on the monies to be spent on the three months’ term of agreement, but said the council would utilize all the necessary resources at its disposal for security operatives to ensure safety of lives and property.