Nigerian military operating in the North-East had taken full control of Gombi, Pelia and Hong communities in Adamawa State.
The communities had in the past few weeks fallen under the control of Boko Haram insurgents resulting in the displacement of many persons.
The information is gleaned from the website of the Defence Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday.
“The Nigerian troops in their daring exploit have taken full control of more communities in Adamawa State, including Gombi, Pelia and Hong.
“The ongoing military operations in the North-Eastern Nigeria is to clear all areas infested by terrorists.’’
The statement also said that many terrorists were captured while some died during confrontation with the military.
“Weapons and equipment are also being recovered while mopping up exercise is ongoing in the areas’’, it added.