In a statement issued by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, the Nigerian military have recaptured Mafa and Marte Local Governments Areas of Borno State on Wednesday and Friday respectively.
Nigerian troops have recaptured two territories held by Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast of Nigeria.
“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,” the statement said.
“It is significant to note that our troops did not suffer any casualty during these operations.”
Usman noted that presently, troops are conducting cordon and search and mopping up operations in the recovered territories, while effort is on going 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.