Counter Insurgency: Zulum inaugurates 1000 hunters to protect farmers

Gov. Babagana  Zulum of Borno has inaugurated 1000 volunteer hunters to complement the efforts agencies in protecting farmers against attacks in their farms.

The News of Nigeria (NAN) reports that with the return of relative peace, some farmers have expanded their  activities in the outskirts of Maiduguri and neighbouring Jere, Mafa and Konduga LGAs.

Addressing the hunters at a ceremony in Khaddamari village on Thursday, Zulum lauded them for the sacrifice in supporting his administration to peace and security in the state.

Zulum assured them of logistic support and monthly to ginger them in the onerous task.

“What are witnessing today is screened 1000 members of volunteer hunters that are willing to protect the farming in four local government areas.

“These farming are within Maiduguri, Jere, Mafa and Konduga LGAs,” Zulum said.

He lauded Rep. Ahmed Satomi of Jere and State members from the affected local government areas for their contribution in mobilising the hunters.

Earlier, Rep. Satomi, said the decision to mobilise the hunters who had been screened by relevant security agencies was in line with the commitment of the state government to enhance security in the state. (NAN)