After the attack of Marte local government in Borno State and hoisting of flags by those appeared to be Boko Haram terrorists, the new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, at the headquarters of the Super Camp 9 Operation Lafiya Dole, Dikwa Local Government, on 21st February 2021, has given the troops 48 hours to clear the terrorist of Marte, Chukungudu, Krenoa, and Kirta Wulgo communities.
“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.
“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.
“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.”