Regional troops have recaptured Fatori, a town located on the shores of Lake Chad, after a fierce fight with Boko Haram terrorists, the Nigerian army spokesman, Usman Shehu on Wednesday announced.

“As part of Operation Gama Aiki, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Multinational Joint Task Force captured Mallam Fatori in the northern part of Borno State, after a fierce battle closely covered by air operations.

“However, the terrorists reinforced around the 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 continues.”

He said the air assistance was offered by the Nigeria Air force.

Mallam Fatori, was in March 2015 liberated from the hands of the terrorists after military operations but Boko Haram fighters affiliated with Islamic State reoccupied the town after troops left.


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