Troops of 8 Task Force Division Nigerian Army on a fighting patrol along Monguno-Brimari road, Borno State, Thursday, intercepted a group of Boko Haram terrorists suspected to be on a mission to loot logistics supplies in surrounding villages.
On sighting the patrol, the insurgents engaged the troops in a shootout that lasted for about fifteen minutes before they were overpowered by the superior fire power of the patrol.
In the encounter, two insurgents were killed.
The troops recovered weapons including A Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle loaded with a magazine containing 10 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, AN AK-47 rifle and three magazines from the terrorists.
Also recovered from the insurgents were two motorcycles, various drugs, wrappers and clothes.