Mi amigo Davide Mana scouted out this fantastic story from The Guardian of self-defense, woodsmanship and badassery in the cause of protecting the innocent from evil. Aisha Bakari Gombi is a hunter who has been enlisted to track and fix the Islamist thugs of Boko Haram in order to rescue the people the terrorist outfit kidnaps on a wholesale scale.
Bakari Gombi grew up near the Sambisa forest, where the extremists still operate despite a military offensive last year that destroyed many of their major camps. She used to hunt antelopes, baboons and guinea fowl with her grandfather. Now she hunts Boko Haram.
There are thousands of hunters in the region who have been enlisted by the military on an ad hoc basis. But Bakari Gombi is one of only a handful of women involved and she has become a heroine for hunters and local people alike. Her gallantry has won her the title “queen hunter”…
The 38-year-old leads a command of men aged 15-30 who communicate using sign language, animal sounds and even birdsong.
“Boko Haram know me and fear me,” says Bakari Gombi whose band of hunters has rescued hundreds of men, women and children.
Salute to a Frontier Partisan heroine!
Read the whole story here.