Nigerian troops have successfully recaptured Marte from Boko Haram on Tuesday.
The troops had earlier destroyed several landmines planted by Boko Haram on their way to recapturing Marte.
Nigerian Army Chief, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru had on Sunday ordered troops to retake Martel and other adjoining villages within 48 hours.
Nigerian soldiers have de-mined some communities and villages on the major routes to Marte, a town captured by Boko Haram.
The insurgents infiltration of the civilian population in Marte prevented the military Air Task Force from launching aerial bombardments, it was revealed.
The insurgents had dislodged Nigerian soldiers when they attacked the base on Monday February 15, killing seven soldiers.
Reports say hundreds of people have been trapped in the surrounding towns and villages since the attack a week ago.
However 48 hour after the chief’s order, the situation in Marte remained the same.
Reports say the terrorists loyal to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have hoisted their flags in many places including military outposts in Marte, Kirenowa, and other places in local government.
Marte environ has two army installations, the 22 Armoured Brigade in Marte and the 153 Infantry Battalion. Both installations are in the same location and had been occupied by the terrorists.
Reports say Boko Haram fighters have stationed their fighters in strategic locations in Marte and its environs following the departure of the Nigerian troops. And nobody was allowed to go out or come into the area.