It is said that a hero has honour except in his immediate hometown where his value is weighed dismissively or lowly estimated. Adamawa state ought to have recognised her amazon by recognising her contributions to security, especially in a fierce war against insurgency and banditry, before Borno state could get to claim the jewel dreaded by insurgents
Popular female hunter, the amazing amazon, Aisha Bakari Gombi who led several successful operations that reclaimed many local governments hitherto under the occupation of the dreaded Boko Haram has been appointed as a Special Assistant to the governor on security by Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum.
Aisha Gombi grew up close to the Sambisa backwoods, where the insurgents use as colony, regardless of a military offensives a year ago that pulverized considerable lot of their significant camps.
Aisha used to chase elands, monkeys, and guinea fowl with her granddad. Her chasing abilities intrigued her dad so much that he gave her his rifle.
At the point when the warriors assaulted Gombi a local government headquarters in the central senatorial district of Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria; Aisha’s town, she quitted any pretense of being a sewer, sold her sewing machine, and purchased an all the more remarkable rifle to to join the hunters who fiercely engaged by neutralising with success, the insurgents.
Aisha’s prowess went into fables that families started casting for her help to liberate their families and friends from Boko Haram bondage.
There were unprecedented number of trackers in the district enrolled by the military for a special assignment, Aisha Gombi was one of just a small bevy of ladies involved and she has become a courageous woman for trackers. Her bravery has won her the title “sovereign tracker”.
The main reque mission in Daggu failed “because Boko Haram was vigorously outfitted. Be that as it may, we saw where [the girls] are being held,” Bakari Gombi clarified the following morning. “We could free them if the military would give us better weapons,” she adds, looking at the twofold barrel shotgun on her lap.
In the same way as others in the country areas of north-east Nigeria, Aisha Gombi is Muslim yet also puts stock in customary spirits.
She utilised the occasion to teach the youthful trackers how to distinguish therapeutic plants.
One of her ceremonies is to drench individual trackers with a mystery mixture to shield them from slugs. Others assist them with stifling craving and thirst so they can remain in the hedge for significant stretches.
The trackers realize the contenders’ concealing spots in the woodlands and mountains better than most government officers.
The 38-year-old leads an order of men matured 15-30 who impart utilizing gesture-based communication, creature sounds, and even birdsong.
“Boko Haram know me and dread me,” says Bakari Gombi whose band of trackers has safeguarded several men, ladies, and kids.
The Nigerian armed force started selecting ladies in 2011, and, while the numbers stay low across the country, in this locale a few ladies have exceptionally close to home purposes behind joining the counterinsurgency. One of those is Hafsat Hassan, whose sister was seized by Boko Haram two years back. She has not been seen since.
She disclosed that “Hafsat’s grandparents take care of her seven youngsters so she is accessible to chase at whatever point her administrations are approached.
“While the vast majority of the gathering are volunteers who shuffle their responsibilities with different positions, Aisha Gombi and Hafsat Hassan are among the 228 male and female trackers who are selected on a more proper premise a year ago by a nearby government official.