Abuja - Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole
have killed an unspecified number of alleged Boko Haram members during an
operation to capture Mallam Fatori in northernmost parts of Borno State.
Confirming the report on Wednesday morning, Acting
Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said “several”
members of the sect were killed following an encounter boosted by air strikes,
assisted by the Multinational Joint Task Force.
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“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
He added that the suspects reinforced around the border
with Niger Republic while the troops were consolidating on the success.
Usman said the troops subsequently withdrew to a
vantage position as the operation continued.
- CAJ News