The Army has reported the killing of about 100 suspected Boko Haram terrorists as it repelled an attack by fleeing insurgents in Yobe State.
The clash between the troops from 120 Task Force Battalion troops and the insurgents occurred in Goniri in the early hours of Wednesday.
Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said seven soldiers died while 1 officer and 8 soldiers were wounded during the encounter.
The Army spokesman added that sizeable arms, ammunitions and other equipment were recovered from the terrorists.
Usman said the troops had consolidated on the encounter and were more determined to defend their location.