A leader of hunters who follow troops in fighting Boko Haram terrorist in Borno state has revealed the charms he and his colleagues use in order to protect themselves.
The Boko Haram hunters who are said to be 28,000 in number, go everywhere with the military and help them with the terrain in fighting against the terrorist as they have recorded numerous successes in recent times.
According to one of their leaders, they use traditional charms that protect them from harm. One of the charm is a deflection method which makes bullets not to penetrate the skin even after piercing a car.
The charm itself is reportedly made by the hunters who double as herbalist. The deflection charm is made up of a bullet wrapped in animal skin’.
According to Bits of Borno, another charm called the Yetsu was also revealed by the leader. The charm is meant to be rolled on a piece of paper and then smoked. When the hunters go to the forest after this, they appear blurry to the enemy. The hunter said;
“The enemy can’t really see you. It’s like a windy day, he can’t focus. And the bullets start flying off in other directions because he can’t see us”