Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE and Multinational Joint Task Force have captured Mallam Fatori town in Borno State.
This was revealed in a statement by Army Spokesperson, Col. Sani Usman on Wednesday.
Usman said the troops were involved in a fierce battle closely covered by air operations with the terrorists.
He said the troops killed some terrorists after they reinforced around the Niger Republic border.
Usman added that the the operation is continuing.
The statement read, “As part of Operation GAMA AIKI, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE and Multinational Joint Task Force captured Mallam Fatori in northernmost part of Borno State after a fierce battle closely covered by air operations.
“However, the terrorists reinforced around border with Niger Republic.
“This was while the troops were consolidating on this success.
“The troops killed several of the Boko Haram terrorists in the resulting encounter and subsequently had to withdraw to a vantage position.
“The Operation is continuing.”