As Boko Haram continues to rebel against the Nigerian state, Aisha and her band of hunters in the Northeast have come together to chase them down and kill as many terrorists as they can find.
According to Aljazeera, Aisha Bakari Gombi, also known as “Queen Hunter” is a 39-years-old local hunter from the Northeast who knows the Sambisa Forest like the back of her hand.
“Boko Haram’s camps are in the forests and mountains where Aisha went hunting with her father as a child.”
Rescuing kidnapped children is what motivated Aisha In 2017 after the Boko Haram sect launched a war against the Nigerian state and started kidnapping children.
“Rescuing children is what motivates Aisha. In 2017, she became pregnant for the first time, aged 39.
“Until then Aisha had thought she was unable to conceive, and every child she helped liberate felt like a surrogate rebirth.”
With little or no money from the government, the local hunters rely on their locally made weapons to defend their communities and fight a heavily armed Boko Haram terrorists in the forests and mountains.
According to the Aljazeera story, Aisha has been handed the title of “Queen Hunter” for her bravery on the battlefield.
The Boko Haram terrorists fear Aisha and her band of hunters for their superior tracking skills and their belief in the supernatural. With this unique tracking skills, the local hunters also help the Nigerian military to hunt down and capture Boko Haram fighters.
The story adds that:
“when Aisha is not fighting Boko Haram, she conforms to the norms of the village where she lives with her husband. Northern Nigeria is a place where a woman’s domain is mainly confined to the home and raising children.
“Aisha’s extraordinary life in recent years has taken her to places where only the bravest of men and women would dare go. Her story has become folklore in northern Nigeria, where the “Queen Hunter” features in real-life superhero stories”.