The Nigerian Army has confirmed the recapture of Gamboru Ngala in Borno State from Boko Haram.
Colonel Sani Usman, acting director of Army Public Relations, said troops had begun clearing and mopping up patrol, following the recapture of the town previously held by the insurgents. “The Nigerian Army has retaken the economic and strategic town of Gamboru Ngala, Borno State, from the Boko Haram terrorists group. The triumphant troops are now busy with clearing and mopping up patrols,” the statement said.
He said details of the feat would soon be made public as troops involved in the operations were in high spirits. The troops of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army strike group on August 23 advanced to recapture the town, having liberated Dikwa from the insurgents.
By Dike Onwuamaeze