Nigerian Troops Recapture Borno Communities From Boko Haram, ISWAP
The Nigerian Army has recaptured Marte, an area in Borno State, from the hold of Boko Haram and members of the Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP).
Army spokesman, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
Other communities reclaimed by the troop include Kirta, Wulgo, Chikingudo, and Kirenowa and the location of the South Chad Irrigation Project (SCIP).
“The troops, backed by air cover from the Nigerian Air Force, successfully charged through Marte town, destroying several Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and landmines laced across their routes and killing scores of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and successfully recovered the town.