Local hunters and vigilante groups in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno state where Boko Haram insurgents looted four communities on Boxing Day, have been equipped by the state government to fight the insurgents.

The Borno state government on Tuesday, December 29, donated eight Toyota Hilux vehicles to local hunters and vigilante group as requested by the groups.

Governor Babagana Zulum who was represented by the deputy governor Alhaji Umar Kadafur, presented the patrol vehicles and other accessories to the leaders of the vigilante groups in Azare town, in the Hawul LGA.

Zulum said;

“Borno State government will not relent or shy away from its constitutional responsibilities of protecting the lives and property of the people and will continue to remain focussed in ensuring that total peace returned to the state.”

The Governor also appealed to the people in the area to cooperate with one another and assist the security personnel with useful information.