Nigerian military recapture Pulka town in Borno state from Boko Haram

The Defence Headquarters on Tuesday confirmed that it has taken over control of Pulka town in Borno state, Northeast Nigeria weeks after Islamic sect, Boko Haram, seized the town.

The army also said cordon and search has commenced after the air and lad operation that overpowered the terrorists.

Pulka town was recaptured Monday evening after “ a fierce battle with terrorists who have been operating in the town”.

The ridding of Pulka town of terrorists is an extension of the string of successes the Nigerian troops have had since they commenced an extensive six-week anti-Boko Haram operation on February 14.