…As ‘Queen of Hunters’ Visits 7 Div
By: Our Correspondent
MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – The Nigerian Army has called for collaborative efforts from all stakeholders in the ongoing fight against terrorism, saying that no single agency can successfully end terrorism.
Acting General Officer Commanding, (GOC) 7 Division, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Biu, made the call when the ‘Queen of Hunter’, Aisha Bakari Gombi paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
He maintained that Boko Haram terrorists are not spirits but are sons, daughters, brothers and sisters of some people in the area that were accommodated in the past.
‘We must all participate to restore our dignity. Our people have been traumatized and generations yet unborn are likely to inherit more trauma if Boko Haram is not dealt with completely, we must work together to bequeath a nation that they can be proud of”, he said.
He assured the ‘Queen of Hunters’ of collaboration at all times, stressing that in the fight against insurgency, the non kinetic aside military approach is very essential.
The Acting GOC further stated that, the Nigerian Army will give ‘Queen of Hunters’ all the needed support so that the non kinetic efforts are exploited in ending Boko Haram insurgency.
Responding, Gombi said that she was at the Division to thank the Nigerian Army for their efforts towards ending insurgency in the North East.
She assured of her group’s readiness to collaborate with the Nigerian Army and pledged that the group will remain ever ready when call upon at any time.
It would be recalled that Aisha Gombi is among thousands of hunters brought in by the Nigerian Army in the fight against Boko Haram and her exploits in catching Boko Haram fighters as well as searching out and rescuing kidnapped children within the enclaves of Boko Haram terrorists earned her the title, ‘Queen of Hunters’ in the order of the likes of historic Queen Amina.