The Nigerian Army on Friday said it killed two horse-riding Boko Haram terrorists at Malamti village in Guzamala Local Government Council of Borno State.
Spokesman for the 8 Division of the Nigerian Army, Timothy Antigha, Deputy Director, stated this in a statement issued to journalists in Maiduguri.
He said the troops recovered ammunition, food items, consumables and animals from the insurgents.
Mr Antiga said troops of the 242 Battalion of 8 Task Force Division had intensified campaign to deny the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin freedom of action and access to logistics within its area of responsibility.
“At about 3.00 a.m. on Thursday, troops responding to a distress call, intercepted terrorists mounted on 14 horses in Malamti village, Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State.
“The troops killed two terrorists; recovered two AK-47 riffles, three magazines, 26 rounds of 7.26 mm ammunition and one hand grenade from the insurgents.
“Other items include 18 mobile phones, three mini solar panels, soaps, detergents, bundles of assorted clothes and 8 horses.
“Unfortunately, two soldiers who sustained injuries during the engagement are currently receiving medical attention,” he added.