Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have captured Mallam Fatori in northern most part of Borno after a fierce battle closely covered by air operations.
According to a statement signed by Col. Sani Usman, the acting Director, Army Public Relations and issued on Wednesday, the town was captured under “Operation Gama Aiki” of the Operation Lafiya Dole.
Usman said that the troops killed several of the Boko Haram terrorists in the resulting encounter, who subsequently withdrew “to a vantage position”.
”However, the terrorists reinforced around the border with Niger Republic.
”This was while the troops were consolidating on this success.
”The Operation is continuing,” the army spokesman said.