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Boko Haram Hoists Flag In Marte, Borno State

Published by Nairaland on Sat, 20 Feb 2021


<blockquote><b>Insurgents believed to be members of Boko Haram have hoisted their flag in parts of Marte local government in Borno State, according to military sources.<br></b><br><br>The insurgents repeatedly attacked the local government within the week.<br><br>On Friday, the insurgents attacked neighbouring Dikwa local government.<br><br>They were repelled by a combined effort of the air component and ground forces of Operation Lafiya Dole in a battle that lasted hours, sources said.<br><br>Meanwhile, the attack dislodged many residents of Dikwa who fled into bushes to take refuge.<br><br><b>The insurgents also laid an ambush for the reinforcements deployed from the theatre command headquarters located in Maiduguri.<br>The attack on Marte came barely two months after the Borno state government resettled 500 households in New Marte.</b><br><br>The casualty figure for the attack is still unknown, but some soldiers injured from Marte have since been evacuated to Maiduguri where they are currently being treated.</blockquote><br><a href="https://www.channelstv.com/2021/02/20/insurgency-boko-haram-hoists-flag-in-parts-of-borno-state/amp/'__twitter_impression=true">https://www.channelstv.com/2021/02/20/insurgency-boko-haram-hoists-flag-in-parts-of-borno-state/amp/'__twitter_impression=true</a>
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