Nigerian troops recapture two strategic local governments from Boko Haram

The Nigerian military on Saturday said it has recaptured two more local governments from Boko Haram militants in the North Eastern part of Nigeria after intense fighting.

The spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, a Colonel, said in a statement that troops  have flushed out Boko Haram terrorists from Mafa and Marte Local Government Areas of Borno state.

“In continuation of avowed recovery of territories held by Boko Haram insurgents, the Nigerian military have recaptured Mafa and Marte Local Governments Areas of Borno State on Wednesday and Friday respectively, Mr. Sani said. “During these operations, the gallant and courageous troops recovered a large quantity of high caliber of arms and ammunitions including anti-aircraft guns from the insurgents.”

He added, “It is significant to note that our troops did not suffer any casualty during these operations. Presently, troops are conducting cordon and search and mopping up operations in the recovered territories, while effort is ongoing to recover more grounds from the fleeing terrorists.

“With the capture of Mafa, Marte LGAs, and the Chadian troops holding fort in Dikwa, the international route from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Central African Republic is now fully secured.

“With this positive development, the security of the area has significantly improved. It is hoped that international trade and socio-economic activities would be restored along this corridor.”

Nigerian troops have routed terrorists from different towns and communities, including Bara, the Headquarter of Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State in the last few weeks.

Soldier also retook Gulak, the Headquarter of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Other locations also cleared in the course of the ongoing operation include: Shikah, Fikayel, Tetebah, Buza, Kamla and Bumsa, the military said.

With the intensive military operations, the troops have also recovered Monguno, Marte, Gamboru Ngala, Dikwa and Baga among other big towns and communities.


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  • Fairgame

    God bless our military! God bless Nigeria. God bless our President. APC is weeping and bleeding now. Forward Nigeria. Backward never.

    • PROF

      This is bad news for apc ,they will never comment on the success of the military. Those animals called wahala,guguru, and Kay soyemi have gone to maiduguri for sucide mission .

      • onenigerian2014

        No wonder their absent. I don’t know what you’re problem is APC. . . But I’m pretty sure it’s because you’re too dumb to realize you don’t know what your problem is.

        • ola

          I don’t understand why people would come on this platform and start throwing insults and baseless accusations….is this about apc or pdp? If your brothers were at the war front would u guys be throwing insults at one another? We then start to question why Nigeria is on her knees….May God bless and keep our brave soldiers!!! hats off to you guys!!!! Remain safe

          • ellison

            kudos to you my brother ola,patriots like you are most needed in the quest for peace for our beloved country…keep it up brother.

      • longben

        21 gun salute sir. May your ‘gboza’ continue to break their evil wings like the NA is doing to their armed wing in the North-East.

  • onenigerian2014

    There’s always gonna be people who doubt you GEJ, your job is to prove them wrong as you are doing. It often seems
    impossible until it’s done. So go confidently in the direction of your dreams GEJ. Put in the effort and make them come true. The sun challenges us to shine, the clouds remind us to move, the birds tell us we too can fly and the sky tells us that there is no limit to our ‪dreams and ‪goals, who can ever defeat you GEJ? Not even a brain dead 73 years old man. It’s sad how some people are so jealous and intimidated by GEJ that they only have negative things to say when they know absolutely nothing
    about him.

  • dd

    Since the time army flushed out APC sympathising soldiers (Like the Ekiti captain who released a tape) from the army, our soldiers have been moving from one victory to another.

    • Naira

      This is how madness dey begin from support clueless to formulating complex lies. Look at typical case of Fayose and Fani Fucker Kayode (aka Ghanian psycho) to this poor pdpig e-rat dd.

      • dd

        You are confused right?

    • Jo Guy

      Imbecile! Stupidity and mediocrity must run in your family?

      God bless our troops!!

      • dd

        You are speechless right?

    • dd2

      Did you really understand what you wrote? It seems like you leave in Jupiter

      • dd

        please don’t impersonate me. This one you created dd2

  • dd

    APC will rather die than supporting or commending the soldiers that are killing their boys. APC is islamic party and no true islamist will ever congratulate a man who killed another islamist.

    • Bunduma Mohammed

      While PDP is party of killers and terrorist. They needed APC to in 2 weeks what they failed to do in 5 years. PDP must be removed on March 28

  • amazing2012

    ….two strategic empty local governments ! Why now ? When almost all the people were killed and some has escape to unknown ! Because of election !!

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    HAIL ,THE NIGERIAN MILITARY !

    Victory for our Army translates to sorrow and sadness for the APC whose main unpatriotic campaign weapon is support for BH !!

  • Akanji92

    Kudo to GEJ as you scored first in these areas:
    1. Development of unique war strategy: Allow insurgency to fester for six years, leading to the death of over 20000, decimation of towns and villages, and destruction of public and private properties. Defeat insurgents in six weeks to score political points.
    2. Elevation of corruption to a state craft: Those who blow whistle against corruption get sacked, while the corrupt ones enjoy their positions and loots.
    3. Corruption not stealing: Pretend that corruption is stealing and do nothing to check it.
    4. Introduce of technology to fight corrupt, but oppose the use of technology for verification of voters to aid corrupt electoral practices.
    5. Development of new English language lexicon by Dame Patience Jonathan, etc.

  • Victor Okonkwo

    Some APC fools are still saying too little too late. Not that they have ever given proof they could do better. They weren’t even able to win the presidential elections once. Now that our army is properly equipped, nothing shall prevent us from defeating BH. And Bubu will be left with nothing to nag about.

  • Hadiza Okafor

    Not so long ago the APC was mocking GEJ’s lack of military leadership. I wonder what they have to say now.