The groups have been helpful in the fight against Boko Haram. However, questions have been raised about what will become of armed vigilantes after the militants are defeated.

Boko Haram's trail of destruction has killed at least 20,000 people and caused over 2 million people to flee their homes.
Boko Haram's trail of destruction has killed at least 20,000 people and caused over 2 million people to flee their homes.

Vigilante groups in northeast Nigeria have been fighting against the Boko Haram militant group since 2013.

The groups, which are mostly made up of community members and hunters, have been credited with pushing back Boko Haram from territories it had captured. However, questions have been raised about what will become of armed vigilantes after Boko Haram is defeated.

TRT World's Fidelis Mbah reports from Nigeria's north-eastern town of Gombi.

Source: TRT World