Nigerian soldiers and members of Boko Haram sect are currently engaged in a fierce battle at Kareto, Northern Borno.
The statement was issued to the public on the Official Twitter handle of the Nigerian Army Monday morning.
Also on his Facebook page, the spokesperson for the Army, Col. Sani Usman, made the same announcement.
“Please be informed that our troops are currently engaged in fierce battle with Boko Haram terrorists at Kareto, Northern Borno State,” Col. Usman, said.
According to a statement, “Boko Haram terrorists attack troops of 113 Battalion at Kareto Northern Borno State.
“The troops have been battling the insurgents since early hours of today. Details to follow shortly,” the statement added.
Nigerian troops have in recent months succeeded in pushing out the terror group from most of its bases across the restive north-east.
On Sunday, the Army announced the seizure of a large cache of arms and ammunitions after taking over Boko Haram’s underground armoury.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai, had on Sunday, alongside prominent politicians from Borno supervised the reopening of a major highway linking Borno and neighbouring Yobe State which was blocked by Boko Haram for over three years.
Residents of Buni Yadi, a town held captive by Boko Haram also returned to their town enmasse on Sunday following its liberation by Nigerian troops.