Nigeria, Dec. 29 -- The head of operations of the Adamawa State Hunters Association, Young Mori, has been killed in a gun battle with bandits in Kaduna State, family and sources have said.

Mr Mori was among the hunters who assisted security operatives to tackle banditry and kidnapping in some parts of northern states.

Salihu Wobkenso, head of administration of the group, confirmed the development.

He said Mr Mori was killed in Kaduna.

"This is sad news to hunters. Young Mori, one of our hunters in Adamawa State from Guyuk LGA has been overpowered by cattle rustlers in Kaduna State in the early hours of today," he said.

Mr Wobkenso did not give more details but said all hunters in the state were mourning the death.

Young Mori was a h...