A statement by Nigerian army a spokesman Colonel Sani Usman indicate that Nigerian troops thwarted a would-be Boko Haram attack in the country’s troubled northeast killing 16 insurgents.
The army troop’s successfully managed to repel Boko Haram attack in the town of Kangarwa on Sunday, Colonel Sani Usman said in a statement.
The military troops dealt decisive blows on Boko Haram insurgents killing 16; unfortunately 11 soldiers were wounded in the battlefield.
A huge cache arms and ammunitions were also recovered from the insurgents, Sani added.
The military operation also saw five people held hostage by the jihadists rescued in the of Dogon Chikun early Monday during an operation to clear the area of Islamists.
Boko Haram terrorist group which is linked to the Middle East based Islamic State seeks to impose strict Islamic law in northern Nigeria.
The insurgent group is blamed to thousands of deaths and displacement of more than 2.6 million people in Nigeria since 2009.
Military counter-offensive operations have seen large territories recovered since January 2015.