February 22, 2021
The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru has given a 48-hour marching order for the clearance of Marte and three other communities in Borno state.
Attahiru gave the order in Dikwa Local Government, the headquarters of the Super Camp 9 Operation Lafiya Dole.
The COAS’ visit is the sequel to attacks in the next town, Marte which filters to Dikwa causing panic among civilians. Attahiru directed the immediate clearance operations in Marte and other towns harbouring insurgents in the Super camp 9 Area of responsibility.
The order comes 24 hours after insurgents believed to be members of Boko Haram hoisted their flag in parts of Marte local government in Borno State, according to military sources. Normalcy has since been restored in Dikwa and the army chief has addressed the people, seeking their cooperation and support.