Troops recapture Borno town from Boko Haram, make tactical withdrawal after fierce battle

Posted by News Express | 21 September 2016 | 2,732 times

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The Nigerian Army in the wee hours of Wednesday announced the capture of Mallam Fatori, Borno State, after a fierce battle with Boko Haram terrorists but disclosed that troops thereafter staged a tactical withdrawal “to a vantage position.”

A statement issued by Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, reads: “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.”

•Photo shows troops on duty against Boko Haram terrorists.

Source: News Express

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