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Boko Haram: Why I Recruited ‘Disappearing Ninja’ Hunters, Prayer Warriors – Gov Zulum

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Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has said he explore every lawful means possible to end the reign of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group in the state.

Naija News reports that Gov Zulum had secretly recruited over 1,000 traditional hunters who are believed to have the power to ‘disappear’.

The newly recruited traditional hunters are believed to possess supernatural powers to resist gun shots and also disappear and appear — like Japanese ninjas.

A source familiar with the secret recruitment said Zulum may have decided to try unconventional means to supplement efforts of the military.

This online medium also recalls that Zulum had engaged the services of 30 residents of Makkah, Saudi Arabia to pray for the end of Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State.

The governor reached an agreement with the clerics who are residents of Makkah, to permanently offer daily ‘Dawaf’ (circumambulation of the holy Ka’aba) for the return of peace in Borno and Nigeria.

The 30 clerics, who hailed from Borno, Katsina, Zamfara, Kano States and other parts of the northwest, have for decades devoted themselves to spending hours at the Ka’aba daily for the purpose of worship.

Reacting, the media aide to the governor, Mallam Isa Gusau, noted that Bonro state has been dealing with insurgency for 10 years.

He disclosed that Governor Zulum also acquired and deployed close to 200 surveillance vehicles to fight Boko Haram.

“He is combining the coercive means with massive investment in education, job creation and social protection and you have seen all of these happening,” Gusau said.

According to Zulum’s aide, the governor wasn’t joking when he solicited prayers from a group of Nigerians operating around the Ka’aba which we Muslims take seriously.

He added, “Governor means serious business. He is not out to joke. Some Nigerians, including Senator Shehu Sani, who haven’t felt the heat of the insurgency may enjoy the luxury of sending out tweets and joke over issues of life and death affecting the people of Borno.

“Those of us who live in Borno have felt and are still feeling the heat. We don’t have the luxury to tweet from comfort zones and make mockery of serious issues affecting lives.”


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.