INSURGENCY: ATTAHIRU GIVES TROOPS 48-HOUR ULTIMATUM TO RID MARTE OF BOKO HARAM FIGHTERS
Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to troops in Borno to clear Marte and three other communities in Borno state.
The army chief gave their ultimatum on Sunday while addressing troops of the Nigerian Army at the headquarters of Super Camp 9 Operation Lafiya Dole in Dikwa.
“In the last few days we have had attacks in your Area of Responsibility: it is now high time we get back and fight through and support our forces ahead of you. Areas around Marte, Chukungudu, Krenoa and Kirta Wulgo must be cleared in the next 48 hours,” he said.
“You can rest assured of all the support required in this very onerous task. I have just spoken to your Theatre Commander, General Officer Commanding, you cannot let this nation down. Go there and do the needful and I will be right behind you. Ensure you do your job, and do your job well.
The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru addressed the troops at Dikwa Local Government, the headquarters of the Super Camp 9 Operation Lafiya Dole on February 21, 2021.
“They have presented certain issues that came up, sooner rather than later we would address; where there are no adequate A and B vehicles we would provide. With these few remarks. I wish you well on the operation and I know the morale is high.”
Recall Eons Intelligence uncovered the insurgents' plot to launch major attacks to reclaim Marte town.
The jihadist fighters have been relentlessly trying to reclaim Marte Town but have been met with heavy resistance from the Nigerian Army.
Reports, however, indicate that the insurgents on Saturday hoisted their flag in parts of Marte local government.
The COAS also assured residents of Dikwa of adequate protection.
"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.”