The Nigerian government says 36 towns have been recaptured from the Boko Haram terrorist group since the start of the Nigerian, Nigerien, Chadian and Cameroonian offensive against the terrorist group, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Four towns have been retaken since Friday, March 6, 2015, including three in Borno State and Buni Yadi in the neighbouring Yobe State, The Street Journal reported citing the National Security spokesman Mike Omeri. “It is hoped that the unfolding regional cooperation will hasten the total defeat and extermination of Boko Haram in Nigeria and the sub-region,” Mike Omeri is quoted to have said.
Crucial cooperations and alliances, he reportedly said, have led to victories over Boko Haram as the allied countries have cut off supply lines of the terrorists. To demonstrate the contribution of allied countries, Nigerien and Chadian forces in the first-ever joint offensive against Boko Haram last weekend, recaptured from the terrorist group the towns of Damasak and Malam Fatouri.