The Nigerian Army says its troops killed five Boko Haram insurgents in a gun battle at Barkin-Dutse Area of Adamawa.
Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations, said in a statement that troops engaged and killed the insurgents following a distressed call by hunters.
Chukwu disclosed that the troops recovered five AK 47 rifles, five magazines and 22 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition. He added that troops were in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists, and called on the people to report any suspicious movements in their area to security agencies.
Meanwhile, troops had arrested two suspected insurgents in Bauchi and Borno in separate operations. Chukwu, who made the disclosure in Maiduguri, said that troops of 33 Artillery Brigade on April 5 arrested one Saidu Jenga, 33, and Umar Ali, 59, on Maiduguri Byepass Road, Bauchi, in connection with Boko Haram activities.
He explained that the suspects who hailed from Miringa village of Biu, were accused of participating in Boko Haram activities in the area.