“New Marte effectively in our hands since 3pm. Our will and determination are unshaken. We are ever determined not to let our service chiefs and the nation down,”… Words from a source that disclosed earlier today that the Nigerian Troops have successfully flushed out terrorist groups in Marte, and have killed scores of ISWAP/ Boko Haram Terrorists who laid siege in that area for some days.
Meanwhile, a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. M. Yerims, which confirms the victory, disclosed that the troops, backed by air cover from the Nigerian Air Force NAF, successfully charged through Marte town successfully and safely detonating series of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDS) laced along the routes and finally dominated the general area.
TheFact Nigeria notes this victory is coming less than 48 hours after the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru had issued an ultimatum of the same time frame, during his visit, to wipe out Boko Haram Terrorists in Marte and some other communities.