Troops reclaim town, captured by Boko Haram amid heavy gun fight – Army

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF, have captured Mallam Fatori in northern Borno after a fierce battle closely covered by air operations.

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According to a statement signed by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, on Wednesday, the town was captured under “Operation Gama Aiki” of the Operation Lafiya Dole.

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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.

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, had recently vowed that the military will continue its onslaught against Boko Haram insurgents, saying troops operating in the North East have so dealt with the sect that they can no longer launch attacks and claim territories.

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