Seven Boko Haram insurgents have been reportedly killed by hunters drafted for the fight against insurgency, at Ghantsa area of Makwan Village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
An eyewitness from the affected area revealed that the attack started by 12p.m last Saturday when the insurgents were burning houses and shooting sporadically at the village, few kilometres to Gulak town. The eyewitness said while they were busy with their operations, seven of them met their waterloo, while some escaped with bullet wounds.
He said while they were busy burning houses and looting properties belonging to the villagers, some Fulanis quickly alerted the hunters who were manning their duty post some killometres away from Ghantsa area of Makwan village, and on hearing the news of the attack, the leader of the hunters, Mallam Bukar Jimeta, immediately mobilized his men to the area.
The source further explained that the hunters engaged the insurgents in a shootout for close to three hours between 10p.m. and midnight and they overpowered the insurgents, killing seven of them, while one was caught alive with gun wounds and other escaped into bush.
Also confirming the incident, Mallam Bukar Jimeta, the leader of the Hunters Association of Nigeria, said his men killed Boko Haram but refused to speak further on the issue. He said some weapons and ammunitions were recovered from the insurgents and were been handed over the authority concerned.