Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Multinational Joint Task Force, on Wednesday, engaged in a fierce battle with members of Boko Haram at Mallam Fatori, in Northern part of Borno State.
The battle involved air operations.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the terrorists, however, reinforced around border with Niger Republic.
It was gathered that the troops killed several of the Boko Haram terrorists in the encounter, but it was not immediately known if there were casualties on the part of the troops as of the time of this report.
With this development, the theater commander, Major General Lucky Irabor, has assured that more council areas will be routed soon.
According to army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, Wednesday’s fierce battle was closely covered by operations from the Nigerian Air Force.
“However, while the troops were consolidating their success, the terrorists were believed to have reinforced around the international border with the Niger Republic.
The troops, however, killed several Boko Haram terrorists in the resulting encounter and subsequently had to withdraw to a vantage position.
“Having been driven out of at least 22 local government areas, elements of the insurgent sect are believed to be concentrated in at least three local government areas along the Lake Chad.”