The federal government said that the military has recaptured more territories occupied by the Boko Haram insurgents, insisting that its war on terror in the northeast states is recording huge success.
The Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mr. Mike Omeri, announced on Monday that the military had so far recaptured 10 towns hitherto taken by the terrorists in Adamawa alone.
Omeri, who spoke to journalists in Abuja on the situation in the trouble area said, Hong, Mubi North, Mubi South, Michika, Shuwa, Wuro Gyambi, Gombi, Vimtim, Uba and Bazza in Adamawa State have been recaptured from insurgents.
He, however, said that Madagali, Gulak, Wagga-Mildo, Shelini/Vapra, Sabon-Gari and Gubla in Adamawa were still being held by the insurgents.
“Other areas such as Kirchinga, Pallam and Mayo-wandu have remained calm and peaceful,’’ he said.
According to him, troops have recaptured parts of Gujba and Gulani in Yobe, which were hitherto also seized by the terrorists.
He said Mafa, Gamboru-Ngala, Mallam Fatori, Abadam and Marte in Borno have also been recaptured by troops, who had been advancing to retake other areas held by the insurgents.
Omeri commended the troops for their determination and loyalty in defending Maiduguri, which came under attack on Sunday and for gallantly repelling the terrorists.
He said the AU Peace and Security Council met on Monday in Cameroun to authorise and finalise the concept of operation for the 7, 500 troops approved to fight the insurgents.