Nigeria army high command has confirmed that its troops on counterterrorism mission in North-East Nigeria have recaptured Gomboru Ngala town in Borno state from Boko Haram terrorists.
According to a terse statement from the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the triumphant troops on operation “Lafiya Dole” are now busy with clearing and mopping up patrols.
The statement reads: “The Nigerian Army has retaken the economic and strategic town of Gamboru Ngala, Borno State, from the Boko Haram terrorists group today. The triumphant troops are now busy with clearing and mopping up patrols.
The army spokesperson did not give details, but Nigerian Pilot recalls that Gamboru Ngala was among the many towns under the captivity of insurgents.
It was taken over by Boko Haram almost the same time as Baga, Mubi among others.
Gamboru was earlier liberated by Chadian troops in March this year after it was first captured by insurgents.
It was later recaptured by the Boko Haram terrorists group in the same month. This led to the killing and displacement of many residents of the town and properties were also destroyed.
The Defence Headquarters, DHQ had earlier said it would soon be the end of Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria as all known terrorists’ camps and hideouts on Nigerian territory have been dislodged.
Recently, at least 56 villagers were killed in a remote area of Borno state, following an attack by the deadly Boko Haram sect.

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