The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, has ordered troops of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ to recapture Marte Local Government of Borno State from Boko Haram insurgents in 48 hours.
Recall that the insurgents captured some communities in the state on Friday night after some hours of a gun duel with the Nigerian Army.
Some of the communities include: Kirenowa, Kirta, Wulgo, Chikingudo of Marte and Ngala local government areas in Borno State.
However, on Sunday, while addressing troops of the Nigerian Army Super camp 9, Dikwa Atahiru, Atahiru said the communities must be recaptured, adding that the troops would have all the support needed to repel the terrorists from the area.
According to him: “Areas around Marte, Chikingudu, Wulgo Kirenowa and Kirta must be cleared in the next 48 hours. You should be rest assured of all support you required in this very onerous task.
”I have just spoken to the Theater Commander, and the General Officer Commanding 7 Division, you must not let this nation down. Go back and do the needful and I will be right behind you,” Attahiru ordered.
“You are aware of the recent attack on Dikwa and Marte, you should not allow this to happen again, go after them and clear these bastards.”