Troops of 8 the Task Force Division of the Nigerian Army on Thursday intercepted a group of suspected Boko Haram insurgents allegedly on a mission to loot logistics supplies in surrounding villages.
Colonel Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations Department, made the disclosure in a statement issued to newsmen in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Usman said that the troops were patrolling the Monguno-Brimari Road when the incident occurred.
The statement said: “On sighting the patrol, the insurgents engaged the troops in a shootout that lasted for about 15 minutes before they were overpowered by the superior fire power of the patrol.
“In the encounter, two insurgents were neutralised and their weapons including one FN rifle loaded with a magazine of 10 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one AK 47 rifle with 3 magazines were captured.
“Also recovered from the insurgents were 2 motorcycles, drugs, wrappers and clothes.”