Nigerian defence headquarters has revealed that a cordon and search operation along Djimillo-Damaturu has resulted in the death of several members of the insurgent group, Boko Haram.
Making the announcement, the Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade said the terrorists had engaged troops in a fierce battle after their hideout was discovered near a market.
Olukolade said an yet-to-be specified number of insurgents, with the Nigerian military suffering the death of one soldier who was killed in gun fire exchange, while another was injured and was undergoing treatment.
He said several of the insurgents were killed in a fire that engulfed a house which was used as a base, while several arms and ammunition were recovered.
Olukolade further revealed that the troops had another battle with Boko Haram terrorists, who were attempting to blow up a bridge in order to stop the military operation in Gulak, headquarters of the Madagali Local Government area of Adamawa State.
He said several insurgents were killed with arms and ammunition recovered.