Three soldiers have been killed as troops of Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole engaged Boko Haram in a gun battle in Borno.
Eight others sustained injuries.
The acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, said in a statement that troops attached to Super Camp Monguno dealt “a devastating blow on the insurgents on Friday while on patrol on Monguno-Mairari-Gajiram axis.
“The patrol team came in contact with the terrorists and engaged them with heavy volume of fire that led to the death of “countless number” of the Boko Haram fighters.”
He added that a few insurgents escaped with gunshot wounds.