Nine suspected Boko Haram were killed by the troops of Nigerian Army in a battle that lasted about an hour in Borno State.
Col. Sani Usman, acting Director, Army Public Relations, said in a statement on Wednesday that troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, also wounded several others in the fight which lasted for about an hour at Bulabulin, Borno.
“The troops’ hand held radio was, however, badly damaged during the encounter,” Usman said.
Usman said two AK-47 rifles, two hand grenades, one Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs), five jerrycans of Premium Motor Spirit and nine motorcycles were recovered from the terrorists.
“The troops would continue the clearance operation of the remnants of the Boko Haram in nooks and crannies of their areas of operation with renewed vigour and determination,” he said.