Troops have recovered Marte and other adjourning communities in Borno State captured by the Boko Haram terrorists.
The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahir, had given marching order to the troops to recapture the town within 48 hours.
A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, explained: “Troops of Nigerian Army troops this afternoon, around 3pm, recovered New Marte and adjoining communities from the develish Boko Haram terrorists.
“This is coming less than the 48 hours directive earlier given to the troops to recover the town by the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru”.
It added: “The troops backed by air cover from the Nigerian Air force, successfully charged through Marte town, destroying several Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) and landmines laced across their routes and killing scores of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and successfully recovered the town.
“The gallant troops are currently in total control of the general area”.