Hunters in Adamawa State have threatened to withdraw their services in the counter-insurgency operation in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States following the arrest of the State Chairman of the Hunters Association, Usman Tola, by the police.
The Hunters Association in Adamawa has about 3,000 of its members currently engaged in war against Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast.
Daily Trust reports that Tola was detained on Monday after honoring an invitation at the police headquarters in Yola, the state capital.
The police had invited the association’s chair following the death of three of his men in a clash with a rival group led by Muhammadu Sarkin Yaki, the head hunter in Gombi, when the former was celebrating the coronation of one of his commanders in Gombi town.
The adviser to the hunters association, Abubakar Nyan Yelwa, told the newspaper yesterday that following the detention of Tola, the hunters had no option than to withdraw from the fight against Boko Haram.