Meet Aisha Bakari Gombi, one of the few female volunteer recruits that’s helping the Nigerian Army fight Boko Haram.

Thousands of hunters are helping to win the war against Boko Haram in Borno State, but there are only a handful of women involved.

The 38-year-old was born and brought up in an area close to Sambisa forest, where the Boko Haram insurgents now operate from.

Even though the Army, with the help of the Volunteers, have sacked Sambisa Forest, the insurgents are now regrouping.

Aisha used to hunt antelopes with her grandfather, but now she leads a team of 15-20 male volunteers.

The hunters under Commander Aisha’s team have been able to rescue a good number of Boko Haram captives and neutrali
se the insurgents.

She is one fierce woman!

Boko Haram know me and fear meAisha Bakari Gombi

Although she has limited training, Aisha is quite happy with her job. Her only hope is that the Army provides the hunters with more sophisticated weaponry.

The volunteers are forced to use barrel guns against the insurgents who are more heavily armed.

The lack of arms is not a big surprise, considering the ‘copy and paste’ of public funds some top officials do.

Former National Security Adviser, Col.Sambo Dasuki is currently facing a 47 count charge in court for allegedly diverting state funds. People are also calling for the probe of Army Chief, General Tukur Burutai for using public funds to buy property in Dubai.

People like these make Aisha’s job much more harder, but women are resilient AF!

Bad ass women everywhere.


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