The Nigerian Army has announced the recovery of the Marte Local Government of Borno State and other communities recently captured by Boko Haram terrorists.
Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima confirmed the development to newsmen in a telephone conversation.
Mr Yerima said the territories were recovered in collaboration with the Nigerian Air Force.
According to him: ”the troops killed some of the terrorists and destroyed improvised explosive devices (IED), land mines and other dangerous equipment”.
It would be recalled that the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru on Sunday gave troops of the Nigerian Army, ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ 48 hours to clear insurgents off Marte Local Government Area, LGA, of Borno State recently seized by Boko Haram insurgents.
General Attahiru had directed troops to clear terrorists off Kirenowa, Kirta, Wulgo, Chikingudo communities of Marte Local government area in the state.