Nigeria Army recovers New Marte from Boko Haram/ ISWAP

News - by RadioNow / Feb. 24th, 2021
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The Nigeria Army says it has recovered New Marte local government in Borno state. This follows the instruction given to troops last Sunday by the chief of army staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru to ensure they cleared Marte of terrorists within 48 hours.

According to a statement signed by army spokesman Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima, troops backed by air cover from the Nigerian Air force, successfully charged through Marte town, destroying several improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines laced across their routes and killing scores of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and successfully recovered the town.

The terrorists had hoisted their flag in parts of Marte last week after repeated attacks on the community, according to military sources.

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