The queen of hunters in the North East, Mrs Aisha Bakari, has applauded the Nigerian Army’s for its efforts in the fight against insurgency in Borno and Northeast which had led to the relative peace enjoyed by everyone in the region.
Mrs Bakari, who made the commendation, yesterday, during a courtesy visit to the acting general officer commanding (GOC) 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu at the Maimalari Barracks in Maiduguri, noted that despite some pockets of attacks, the Army has overwhelmed the terrorists compare to what the region used to be previously.
She said, “The present efforts by the Army’s high command at reaching out to all stakeholders and collaborating with hunters have in no small measure encouraged me and our members to do more in contributing towards ending insurgency in our region.
“I found it necessary to come and specially thank you for finding us as worthy partners in the task of fighting insurgency in our region and the country as a whole.
“We must commend the Nigerian Army for the success stories so far achieved in the war against insurgency despite numerous challenges.
“There have always been trust, respect and mutuality between us (the hunters) and the military, but it has been enhanced much more now and I must admit that, we have accepted this as a challenge and will redouble our efforts and God’s willing, we will not disappoint”, the queen of hunters added.
Responding, the acting GOC, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, extolled the bravery and courage of Aisha Bakari, the queen of hunters in the insurgency war, noting that, she, like the women before her, such as Queen Amina have a place in the history of wars and enjoined her to keep up the good work.
Brigadier General Abdulmalik said , “I want to assure us all that, the Nigerian Army will do all it can in ensuring that it bequeath to the unborn generations of Nigerians, a very peaceful and harmonious nation they would be proud of.”