Press Release

TROOPS RECOVERED MARTE KILLING SCORES OF BHT/ISWAP TERRORISTS

Troops of Nigerian Army troops this afternoon, around 3 pm, recovered New Marte and adjoining communities from the devilish Boko Haram terrorists.

This is coming less than the 48 hours directive earlier given to the troops to recover the town by the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru.

The troops backed by air cover from the Nigerian Air force, successfully charged through Marte town, destroying several Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) and landmines laced across their routes and killing scores of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and successfully recovered the town.

The gallant troops are currently in total control of the general area. Details soon.

Mohammed Yerima
Brigadier General
Director of Army Public Relations
23 February 2021

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