Nigerian Military Takes Over Monguno, Other Towns In Borno

Nigerian Military Takes Over Monguno, Other Towns In Borno

By News Desk | The Trent on February 16, 2015
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Major General Chris Olukolade, Director of Defense Information ((DHQ Photo)

The Nigerian military on Monday, February 16, 2015 announced their recovery on the town of Monguno and some surrounding communities in Borno State after about two days of fighting.

The insurgents had taken over the town about two weeks ago which brought them close to the Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, before Nigerian troops repelled their advance towards Maiduguri.

Announcing the victory via its official Twitter hand, the Nigerian Defence Headquarters tweeted:

 

Defence Spokesman, Major-General Chris Olukolade, also said in a statement:  “troops in a military operation spearheaded by highly coordinated air assaults have completed the mission of clearing terrorists from Monguno and environs this morning.

“Casualty inflicted and arms recovered as well as other outcome of the operation in Munguno, Marte and other communities already secured, will be determined after the ongoing cordon and search in the environs,” he said.

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