10,000 Hunters Gather, Seek Clearance To Confront Boko Haram In Sambisa Forest

An estimated 10,000 local hunters from the North-east of Nigeria gathered recently in Adamawa State for their annual oath-taking festival, known as Salala in the local parlance.

The hunters, dressed in their warfare attires, and with their Dane guns dangling over their shoulders, vowed to rid the society of criminals.

They appealed to the government to make use of their members in the fight against terrorism and other social vices.

The leader of the hunters in Adamawa, Muhammad Tola, who claimed the hunters had so far played significant roles in the fight against Boko Haram, said hunters were familiar with the terrain in dreaded forests, like the Sambisa forest.

“We are ready to pursue the terrorists because we know the terrain very well,” Mr. Tola said.

“We are appealing to the military authorities to allow us join the fight against Boko Haram at the Sambisa forest.”

Mr. Tola said the hunters needed the government to assist them with ammunition, transportation and logistics.

He said the government could also enlist young hunters who were willing to join the army, police, and other security agencies.

“We remain one big family devoid of religious or tribal sentiments, that is why you can see over 10,000 hunters from Taraba, Gombe, Bauchi, Borno, Yoba and Adamawa converged for this epoch-making event,” Mr. Tola said.

Female hunters also participated in the Salala festival.

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#GhenGhen: Jennifer Aniston Planning to “Fight” Angelina Jolie For Stealing Brad Pitt

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt broke up nearly a decade ago, but apparently the actress still has some ill will for the woman who came between them.

 Pitt left Aniston for actress Angelina Jolie back in 2005, and since then Brad and Angelina have started a family, while Jen has bounced from relationship to relationship. Jennifer and Angelina have mostly avoided each other in the years since then, but they appear to be headed for a showdown in just a matter of weeks.

Many believe Aniston will get a Golden Globe nomination for her work in Cake, while both Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are expected to get nominations as well (Angelina for Unbroken and Brad for Fury).

Sources tell InTouch Weekly that Jennifer Aniston is planning to confront Angelina at the award festivities. The source said that Jen plans to “look her straight in the eye and tell her how she really feels.”

The latest animosity reportedly stems from an interview Brad did with comedian Zach Galifianakis in which he appeared to mock his marriage to Jennifer Aniston.

But the confrontation has been a long time coming, the source added.

“She is nervous to the point of being sick over the prospect of coming face-to-face with Brad and Angie,” the source said. “But she has waited a decade for this.”

While Jennifer Aniston is planning a long-awaited confrontation with Angelina Jolie, she also has her own relationship problems to deal with. Several media outlets have reported trouble between Jen and fiance Justin Theroux, including rumors that they may not get married at all.

Several times, rumors have indicated that Aniston and Theroux were breaking off their engagement, including a recent report that Jen caught him flirting with other women.

“There are bound to be rumors about their engagement, when they spend so much time apart,” a British magazine quoted a source close to the couple. “Justin’s been caught out referring to Jen as his ‘girlfriend’ or ‘partner’ rather than his fiancée, which has led some in their circles to wonder whether a wedding will ever materialize.”

If Jennifer Aniston does plan to confront Angelina Jolie, she has some time to plan her attack. The Golden Globe awards are still close to two months away.

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