– Marte local government area in Borno state is now in firm control of the Nigerian military
– The Nigerian troops took over the local government days after they were given an ultimatum to retake the area in 48 hours
– Marte is located on the western coast of Lake Chad and has an area of 3,154 km²
A military officer quoted in the report stated that the troops successfully and safely detonated series of IEDs laced along the routes and finally dominated the general area.
“New Marte effectively in our hands since 3 pm. Our will and determination are unshaken. We are ever determined not to let our service chiefs and the nation down.”
Jerrywright Ukwu is a senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng based in Abuja. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also an active member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books.