Snake charming is different from taking a bullet. But the Katsina hunters council’s assistant commandant is using a tame python to sell the state her association’s ability to faced down bandits.
“As hunters, we know the forest very well and the truth is we are in a better position to help the government in fighting bandits,” Mrs Umah Dauda told Katsina SSG Muhammad Inuwa during a visit on Sept 23.
“Besides, our members are well fortified and bullets cannot penetrate us. We are trained warriors, and fighters.”
Dauda is the assistant commandant of the Nigeria Hunter Council, Katsina.
She took her association to the state government to seek inclusion in fighting banditry roiling the state.
“Our work force in each local government areas are more than a hundred. In some LGAs, we have over one hundred hunters and all of them are warriors.
“Some of our members here single-handedly arrested bandits in the past and handed them to security operatives.
“Sir, with the kind permission of the state government, we are ready to hit the forest and fish out these bandits even right now,” Ummah said.
Inuwa thanked her and her team for volunteering to help the government in the fight against the menace of bandits in the state.
He promised that the government would explore the possibility of getting them involved, after security is everybody’s business.