The Nigerian Defence Headquarters said on Thursday that government troops have taken full control of Mafa, Borno State, after clearing Boko Haram terrorists from the town on Wednesday evening.
The information was conveyed in a statement posted on the official website of the Defence Headquarters.
“Troops are now in full control of Mafa, Borno State, after completing the operation to clear terrorists from the town yesterday evening,” the military said.
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 latest 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.