Troops of the Nigerian Army killed three Boko Haram insurgents at Missini village of Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno.
The Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, revealed in a statement issued in Maiduguri on Saturday.
The Brig. Gen. said that the insurgents on Friday laid an ambush for a military patrol team at Missini village along Dikwa-Ngala Road.
In the statement he added that the troops repelled the attack, killed three insurgents and recovered ammunition from the scene of the attack.
The statement reads: “Troops of 3 Battalion under 22 Brigade on Friday, 20th October 2017; at about 11: 30 a.m. while on routine patrol came under Boko Haram terrorists ambush close to Missini Village along Dikwa – Ngala Road, northern part of Borno State.
He also revealed: “The gallant troops cleared the ambush and neutralized three Boko Haram terrorists.
“The team recovered one AK-47 rifle with registration number KO357026 and 39 rounds of 7.62mm Special Ammunition from the terrorists,” Kukasheka said.