The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru has given 48 hours ultimatum to the troops of the Nigerian Army, ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ to clear the Marte Local Government Area of Borno state which was recently attacked and taken over by the Boko Haram sect.
He also directed troops to clear Kirenowa, kirta, Wulgo, Chikingudo communities of Marte and Ngala local government areas in the state.
Attahiru gave the ultimatum on Sunday while addressing troops of the Nigerian Army Super camp 9, Dikwa.
While appreciating the efforts of the troops in the fight against Boko Haram, the COAS said assured that the Army command will address the issue of over stay in the theatre.
General Atahirru also urged residents of Dikwa and those who fled the recent onslaught in Marte to cooperate with the army,assuring them that the military is committed to protecting lives and property in the area.