Nigerian Military Retakes Monguno, Other Communities From Boko Haram

Nigerian TroopsThe Nigerian Army have completely secured Monguno, Marte and other communities in the North of Borno State from Boko Haram occupation.

It would be recalled that Boko Haram fighters had launched an offensive on Monguno from different directions and eventually captured the town on January 25, 2015.

A statement issued Monday by the Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, said that a combined operation spearheaded by the Air Force, had completely cleared Monguno, Marte and other towns in the general area of terrorists’ presence.

Olukolade added that some terrorists with arms and ammunition were captured by troops during the latest operation.

According to him, the troops also captured truckloads of food items such as rice and beans and other logistics supply meant for members of the sect.

“Troops in a military operation spearheaded by highly coordinated air assaults have completed the mission of clearing terrorists from Monguno and environs this morning.

“A number of terrorists as well as truckloads of rice, beans and other logistics meant for supply to the terrorists operating around Baga have been captured in the course of operation.

“Casualty inflicted and arms recovered as well as other outcome of the operation in Munguno, Marte and other communities already secured, will be determined after the ongoing cordon and search in the environs.

“The air and land operation is continuing with aggressive advance towards other designated communities and locations meant to be cleared in the ongoing offensive against the terrorists”, he said.