Nigeria Captures Several Towns From Boko Haram

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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