Nigerian troops are on a roll, recapture 10 towns from Boko Haram

by Janet Johnson

The National Information Centre has said on Monday, February 2, that the ongoing war against insurgency in the North-east was yielding desired result as the military had so far recaptured 10 towns previously seized by the terrorists in Adamawa alone.

The Coordinator of the center, Mike Omeri disclosed this while giving an update on troops operation in the area at a news conference in Abuja.

Omeri listed Hong, Mubi North, Mubi South, Michika, Shuwa, Wuro Gyambi, Gombi, Vimtim, Uba and Bazza in Adamawa State as the recaptured areas.

He, however, said that the insurgents were still holding Madagali, Gulak, Wagga- Mildo, Shelini/Vapra, Sabon-Gari and Gubla in Adamawa.

“Other areas such as Kirchinga, Pallam and Mayo- wandu have remained calm and peaceful,” he said.

According to Omeri, troops have recaptured parts of Gujba and Gulani in Yobe, which were previously also seized by the terrorists.

He said Mafa, Gamboru-Ngala, Mallam Fatori, Abadam and Marte in Borno had been recaptured by troops, who had been advancing to retake other areas held by the insurgents.

He commended the troops for their determination and loyalty in defending Maiduguri, which came under attack on Sunday, February 1 and for gallantly resisting the terrorists.

Omeri added that the AU Peace and Security Council met on Monday in Cameroun to authorize and finalize the concept of operation for the 7, 500 troops approved to fight the insurgents.

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