Abducted king hunter in Borno State by the Boko Haram terrorists, Baba Maigiwa, has been reportedly killed by his abductors in a failed amnesty deal.
According to reports reaching our correspondent yesterday in Maiduguri, the king hunter was killed alongside three other headhunters that accompanied him to the Boko Haram’s enclave for the deal.
Maigiwa, who had led thousands of local hunters to support military’s fight against Boko Haram, was reported to have set out on a mission to Sambisa forest to persuade Boko Haram insurgents to lay down arms and accept federal government’s amnesty deal. But it turned out the insurgents who assured him of their readiness to lay down their arms, deceived him.
The king hunter, according to sources familiar with the failed mission, was accompanied by three other top hunters. The four of them were held.
Impeccable source said Mr Baba-Maigiwa and his colleagues were slaughtered on the 27th of July, 2020.
The source who normally speaks on matters like this under strict anonymity, explained that “there was no way they could have spared them because they were combatants.”
LEADERSHIP Friday reports that it is part of the Boko Haram and ISWAP creed not to spare any combatant person who had picked up arms against them. The hunters had openly mobilised to fight Boko Haram, as such the insurgent now tag them as their enemy.
The family of Mai-Giwa had no knowledge about this development as at the time of filing this report. According to a source who called to ask the family for an update on his continued disappearance, the family said they are still praying for God’s intervention.