The Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru has given ordered troops to recapture Boko Haram enclave in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State within 48 hours.
Attahiru who gave the order while addressing troops of the Nigerian Army Super Camp 9, Dikwa on Sunday, directed ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ troops to clear Kirenowa, kirta, Wulgo, Chikingudo Communities of Marte and Ngala Local Government Areas in the State.
The Army Chief also sued for the cooperation of residents of the affected Communities in order to defeat the sect, which hoisted its flag around the location recently.
The Chief of Army Staff said: “I want to assure you that we are going to protect you, not only that we are going to clear Marte, Kirenuwa, Wulgo, Kirta and their environs. What we need from you is your cooperation and prayers”.
He appreciated the efforts of the troops in the fight against Boko Haram and promised to look onto the grievances of its personnel.
“Areas around Marte, Chikingudu, Wulgo Kirenowa and Kirta must be cleared in the next 48 hours”.
He told the troops that “you must not let this nation down. Go back and do the needful and I will be right behind you.
He said: “You should be rest assured of all support you require in this very onerous task.
“You are aware of the recent attack on Dikwa and Marte, you should not allow this to happen again, go after them and clear these bastards”
“We are also going to address the issue of overstay in the theatre. No more issue of overstay”, he assured.