The Nigerian Military has recaptured Gwoza, a Local Government Area of Borno State, a border town about 135 kilometres South-East of Maiduguri.
Disclosing this in Abuja n Friday, the director of defence information, Major General Chris Olukolade, said, Gwoza was freed of the militants this morning.
Olukolade further disclosed that Nigerian troops had engaged the militants in a fierce fight running them out of the town they had declared “darul hikima” (Islamic headquarters).
“Several terrorists died while many are captured,” he said. “Mopping up of entire #Gwoza and her suburbs is ongoing.”
President Goodluck Jonathan, had on Wednesday assured that Nigerians that Gwoza would be re-taken from Boko Haram latest today.
“We believe that by Thursday, or latest Friday, we will be able to take over Gwoza. If we take over Gwoza, it will not take us more than one week to clean up,” he had said.