DHQ plays down insurgents’ presence in Marte


The Defence Headquarters has said that there was no cause for alarm over the reported retaken of Marte town in Borno by insurgents as steps were being taken to address the untoward development.
The DHQ said in a statement posted on its website on Saturday that “there has not been any static deployment of troops in Marte for quite sometimes.”
The statement said that was in line with the need to emphasise more aggressive patrol of many threatened isolated communities while assault on forests and mountain hideouts of terrorists was ongoing.
“Only occasional patrols and surveillance have been undertaken towards the area as …Read More

Source:: New Mail