COAS gives troops 48 hours to recapture Marte


By Duku Joel, Maiduguri

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, has issued a 48-hour deadline for the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole to recapture Marte from Boko Haram terrorists.

The Army chief also ordered them to clear other adjoining villages, including Kirenowa, Kirta, Wulgo, Chikingudo communities of Marte and Ngala local government areas in Borno State.

Attahiru issued the directives yesterday while addressing troops of the Nigerian Army Super Camp 9 at Dikwa.

The COAS assured them that they would get the necesary support to carry out the task, which he said must be done within 48 hours.

“Areas around Marte, Chikingudu, Wulgo, Kirenowa and Kirta must be cleared in the next 48 hours. You should rest assured of all support you require in this very onerous task.

“I have just spoken to the Theatre Commander and the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 7 Division. You must not let this nation down. Go back and do the needful…



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