The Nigerian Army says troops have engaged Boko Haram terrorists in a fierce battle at Mallam Fatori yesterday.
Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman disclosed this in a press release on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to him, 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.” He said.
He added that the Operation continues despite the situation.