Nigeria, Dec. 18 -- The Governor of Borno State, Umara Zulum, on Friday, appointed a renowned Adamawa-born female hunter, Aisha Gombi, as an aide in the fight against Boko Haram.

Civilian combatants, including hunters, have been helping the military in the decade-long insurgency that has engulfed the North-east.

The female hunter, "Sarauniyar Maharba" (chief female hunter) has been helping Nigerian troops and other security operatives in the fight against Boko Haram, banditry and other social vices in North-east, the governor said.

According to a statement by Danjuma Ali, permanent secretary, administration and general services to the secretary to the state governor, the appointment is with effect from December 7.

The statement said the...