Troops of the Nigerian Army have recaptured Marte, an area in Borno state, from the hold of suspected members of the Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) – a faction of Boko Haram.
This was confirmed to TheCable on Tuesday by the spokesperson of the Army, Mohammed Yerima.
“Yes, we have recaptured the area,” he said.
Naija News had reported earlier that the deadly insurgents had hoisted their flag in parts of Marte LGA.
The insurgents repeatedly attacked the local government last week and captured it.
On Sunday, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru issued a 48-hour deadline for the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole to recapture Marte from Boko Haram terrorists.
He also directed them to reclaim Kirenowa, Kirta, Wulgo, Chikingudo, and many other communities around Marte and Ngala local government areas.