Nigerian troops recapture Buni Yadi, Buni Gari, from Boko Haram terrorists

There is more good news in the Nigerian military ongoing operation against Boko Haram terrorists.

The spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, a Colonel, has just announced the recapture of Buni Yadi, the headquarters of Gujba Local Government Area, and Buni Gari town, both of Yobe state.

The two towns were liberated Saturday afternoon, Mr. Usman said.

“During the operations, they encountered little resistance as the insurgents were on the run,” he said. “Cordon and search and mopping up operations are ongoing in these areas. Operations by troops are also continuing to recover the few areas remaining in the hands of terrorists.”

The Nigerian military had earlier on Saturday announced the recaptured of two more local governments after intense fighting.

Mr. Usman had said in a statement that troops 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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  • amazing2012

    ….recaptured more empty towns !

  • Bunduma Mohammed

    Nigerians should not be deceived. The government of GEJ deliberately allowed the terrorist to take over and control these areas. Buni yadi is only 40km from Damaturu but for several months no attempt was made by government to attack them but same government would send fighter jets to protect Damaturu when the terrorist attacks. It is Sarkin Bakan Gombi, Ali Kwara and host of hunters who liberated Mubi that are working and our useless and do nothing government is taking credit. This is similar to the Ebola that GEJ is taking credit when we all knew Fasola and his team did the magic.

    • HarryP


    • Shehu Monguno

      Bunduma Mohammed, which Fashola’s team? lets put sentiments aside and tell our boys in the Army and the Federal Government THANK YOU

  • Pete

    More heart-breaking news for APC and its followers.
    Every recovered town deals a big blow to their campaign pillar.
    How they wish the elections hadnt been postponed!
    Now their armed wing is on the retreat.