By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri
Nigerian army troops on Tuesday afternoon, around 3 pm, took back New Marte and neighboring communities from Boko Haram terrorists.
This occurs in less than the 48-hour directive previously given to the troops to retake the city by the Army Chief of Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru.
According to the Director of Public Relations of the Army, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima in a statement said that this development is a great success in the fight against terrorism.
His words: “Troops backed by Nigerian air force air cover, successfully charged through the city of Mars, destroyed several improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and land mines placed on their routes and killed dozens. of Boko Haram / ISWAP terrorists and successfully retaken the city.
“The brave troops are currently in full control of the general area. Details soon. “
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