This may sound like a sentence from a Yoruba movie with Fadeyi Oloro as central character but it is not…
In what seems like a metaphysical battle, some women in Gwoza town of Borno state have arrested seven armed Boko Haram terrorists who were returning from a raid on Sunday.
According to sources in the town, some Boko Haram fighters had earlier that days attacked a vehicle loaded with bread, on its way from Gwoza to Polka, at Warabe village.
The terrorists slaughtered the occupants, commandeered the vehicle and drove towards the infamous Sambisa forest.
That was was where their luck ran out.
A witness from the town narrates a story that is hard to believe but is true if reports from the area are to be believed.
“After seizing the vehicle conveying the bread and other valuables in Gwoza and neighboring villages, some of the insurgents moved towards the Sambisa (Forest) and met some women on the way.
“The insurgents wanted to attack the women but their guns did not work.
“They tried hitting them with the boot of their guns but mysteriously, all the hands of the insurgents hung until youth and vigilantes in the area mobilized and killed them,” he said.
Sources say the youth and community vigilante lynched the terrorists immediately.
The head of local vigilantes in Borno state, Mohammed Gava, told Daily Trust that the arrest was made after the terrorist confronted a group of determined women.
“When the gunmen were moving out of Gwoza, most people fled to safety but those women refused to flee,” Gava said.