The military on Monday recaptured Monguno, a garrison town in Borno state, after it was seized by Boko Haram militants last month.
A statement by Defence spokesman, Chris Olukolade reads:“Troops in a military operation spearheaded by highly coordinated air assaults have completed the mission of clearing terrorists from Monguno and environs this morning.
“A number of terrorists as well as truck loads of food and logistics meant for terrorists operating around Baga have been captured”.
According to him, “Casualty inflicted and arms recovered as well as other outcome of the operation in Munguno, Marte and other communities.
Boko Haram seized Monguno on January 25, taking hold of a military base and a cache of weapons, after overpowering troops based in the town.
Fears that the terrorists would use Monguno as a launching pad for an attack on Maiduguri came to the fore on February 1, when the Islamists stormed the state capital, before being repelled.