Almost a month after Boko Haram terrorists took control of Monguno and sacked residents of the town, indications have emerged that troops to be led by top military officers that include the GOC 7 division, MG Adeosun and Brigade Commander of 5 Brigade, Monguno, BG Udoh, have been mobilized to recapture the town any moment from now.
It could be recalled that Monguno town was seized by insurgents on January 25, 2015. The town, which is about 143km northwest of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, is home to the second largest barrack (Recce Battalion) in the state after the 7 Div., Headquarters.
Speaking under the condition of anonymity to LEADERSHIP SUNDAY, a ranked soldier serving at the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, yesterday confirmed that Monguno town is about to be liberated following the deployment and mobilization of troops to ensure that the border town is recaptured and under the control of the Nigerian security forces.
“I can assure that any moment from now, though I cannot be definite about time, the GOC and the Brigade Commander would be leading troops that are already on ground to recapture Monguno”, the officer said.
He added: “This operation which will be replicated in other captured communities afterwards, has zero tolerance for failure because it being ordered by the C in C himself”.