Nigerian military says Mubi cleared of Boko Haram

Adamawa people fleeing from Boko Haram. (Mubi)

Nigerian troops have fully reclaimed, and cleared Mubi of Boko Haram insurgents who had earlier taken over the town, the defence headquarters said Friday.

A statement by the Defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, said troops completed the operation to clear Mubi of terrorists on Thursday.

Mr. Olukolade said a mop-up operation was ongoing to capture any militant who may be lurking around after they had been dislodged during coordinated air and land military operations in the area.

He also said the operation to clear other parts of Nigeria of terrorist activities was continuing.

PREMIUM TIMES had exclusively reported how the military revved up its game against the extremist in Adamawa and Borno States retaking towns as Boko Haram fighters fled.

The report, by a PREMIUM TIMES’ reporter travelling in the area, provided a first-hand account of how the military, apparently better equipped and motivated, cleared towns after towns of insurgents and of explosive materials.


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  • Otile

    I know why Gen Olukolade is saying this. If he does not remind us that our boys have liberated Mubi it will seem like Boko Hara has the taken the city for ever.

    • PROF

      Bokoharm sponsors own the media.

      • sharp shape

        Gbam !

    • sharp shape

      Correct !

  • ICC Hague

    Gen. Kolade that is an old story, the town has already been liberated by hunters, the millitary just came for mop up operation. The problem is GEJ will soon announce another phantom seize fire to allow the insurgents to regroup again. Because he is using the BH issue more of political gain,than the security of the nation.


      @ICC HAGUE. It is amazing that you believe hunters and vigilantes actually “liberated mubi long ago” How can you be so gullible? Though I know you won’t believe it, let me state for the records that I am from mubi and am still in yola, there was no time that hunters or police or whoever liberated mubi, maiha, gombi, hong or any other town in the area! It was solely the army supported by the air force that cleared all these towns . It is absurd that a supposedly enlightened person like you would believe that hunters with dane guns and 10 cartridges each, some with none, can confront and defeat a boko haram force armed with over twenty AA guns with 12.7, 22, 14.5 and 30mm bullets and hundreds of machine guns and ak47 rifles? OK Kolade, or whatever his name is, is a complete moron and totally discredited spokesman of the military but in this case he is right and you are wrong. The military entered mubi last Monday and it took them till today to clear it. This is the simple truth. Believe what you want.

      • Alcindo Satori

        guy, ICC Hague is not gullible, he is Yoruba!

      • Enaikebi

        Thank you for that first hand truth. Most Nigerians are pessimists who only want to hear bad news like the people bearing olawale.

    • sharp shape

      You’re an hmmmmmp well Allah rebuke the satan in you Amin

  • GrantUK

    Pls MJTF and CJTF keep this winning formula and continuing using it to dislodge BH. Don’t sell it for a mortal of porridge.

  • olawale

    The Nigeria military can tell not surprised even the chief commander of armed forces tell lies as well.set of irresponsible fools.the CHANGE we need.APC