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Boko Haram Hunters reveal Shekau's hideout

The hunters also said a joint operation carried out by hunters and the Army led to the rescue of over 500 women and children.

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Abubakar Shekau has led Boko Haram since 2009 play

Abubakar Shekau has led Boko Haram since 2009

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The Nigerian Hunters Association has said they are waiting for the Federal Government to give the go-ahead for them to storm Sambisa forest.

The confident hunters also claim that they know where the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau is, and they can capture him alive.

Speaking to Daily Post, the leader of the group in Adamawa, Garba Tarfa said Shekau is hiding at a location known as Parisa in Sambisa forest, adding that the place is heavily guarded.

Tarfa said “We are ever physically ready at any given time if permitted to besiege Sambisa forest to capture the coward, Shekau, like fowl and his dreaded commanders.

“We know the nooks and crannies of Sambisa forest. In fact we know exactly where Shekau is hiding in the forest.

“They fear us more than conventional army, because they know we knew their secrets.”

The hunters also said a joint operation carried out by hunters and the Army led to the rescue of over 500 women and children.

Tarfa added that insurgency will end if the Federal Government can give them patrol vehicles and other forms of logistic help.

The  Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman confirmed the killing of six civilians on Monday, September 19, 2016, in an attack by Boko Haram.

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