Nigerian troops reclaim another town in Borno

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Soldiers

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.

(NAN)


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  • 1MASK01

    BRAVO! BRAVO!. we are with your, albeit from a distance, in spirit. success shall be yours and Nigerians at large. while saluting you, I encourage all of our gallant officers to minimize civilian casualties.

  • amazing2012

    …..another empty town !

    • BE CAREFUL

      HOW I WISH YOU CAN GO AND SEE FOR YOUR SELF IF THE TOWN IS EMPTY OR NOT.

  • Hassan Yati

    Congrats to the nigerian armed forces and their allies chad niger and cameroon. God bless you. any one that is not happy with the development is a boko haram sympathizer, or supporter, or sponsor, or a boko haram himself or all the above

  • UYI111

    BRAVO TO THE BRAVE AND PATRIOTS

  • Awarawa

    Children of anger won’t be happy with this type of news…

  • CHRISTOPHER AGBO

    Thank you men of the Nigerian military, may God grant you ore victories against Boko Haram.