Nigerian troops have fully reclaimed, and cleared Mubi, Adamawa State, of Boko Haram insurgents, who had earlier captured the town and reportedly renamed it, the Defence Headquarters said Friday.
A statement by the Director of Defence Information, Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade, said troops completed the operation to clear Mubi of the insurgents on Thursday.
The defence spokesman added that a mop-up operation was currently ongoing to capture any terrorist, who may be lurking around after they had been dislodged during coordinated air and land military operations in the area.
He also said the operation to clear other parts of Nigeria of terrorist activities was continuing.
The news will cheer many Nigerians, especially residents of Mubi, who were forced to flee their homes following the capture of their town by insurgents.