Insurgency: Adamawa To Train 10,000 Local Hunters, Vigilante

Insurgency: Adamawa To Train 10,000 Local Hunters, Vigilante

By News Desk | The Trent on November 18, 2014
Local vigilante Civilian JTF ISWAP
In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. members of the "Civilian JTF " with cutlasses and clubs mount a check point on the street of Maiduguri, Nigeria. (Photo Credit: AP/Sunday Alamba)

In the wake of the wave of insurgent attacks ravaging the North Eastern part of the country, the Adamawa State Government has decided to train about ten thousand local hunters, vigilantes and Civilian JTF in order to combat the terrorists and liberate communities captured by the sect.

Spokesman of the Adamawa State Governor Bala Ngilari, P.P Elisha made the information public on Monday, November 17, 2014 after an emergency meeting with security heads in the state, adding that the group will be known as “Civilian JTF”.

He said: “This does not give them the licence to take laws into their hands by harassing or arresting innocent members of the society

“People should note that it is only the law enforcement agencies like soldiers or policemen that have the power to arrest or detain suspected criminals like Boko Haram sect or armed robbers.

Mr. Elisha also debunked claims that local hunters and civilian JTF assisting the Nigerian military had been withdrawn in the state.

“It is was not so, the governor had just concluded a meeting with the security chiefs, what really happened is that they were asked to retreat instead of being on the frontlines, with a view of all air raid by the air force. They have been helping the military tremendously, and that prompted the government to see ways of cushioning their hardship,’’ Elisha added.



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