The Nigerian army has recaptured Marte, an area in Borno state, from the hold of suspected members of the Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP).
Mohammed Yerima, army spokesperson, confirmed the development to TheCable on Tuesday.
“Yes, we have recaptured the area,” he said.
The development comes after Ibrahim Attahiru, the chief of army staff, gave the soldiers 48 hours to recapture the town and other enclaves held by the insurgents.
The army chief had, on Sunday, asked the troops to clear areas around Marte, Chikingudo, Kirenowa, up to Kirta.
He had also assured the soldiers that the necessary provisions would be made for all they needed to ensure satisfactory performance on the field.