The Nigerian troops have eliminated some Boko Haram fighters in a strategic ambush at Tunkushe village in the north-eastern part of Borno state.
The insurgents wearing military uniforms in two Hilux vans mounted with Anti Air Craft guns, were ambushed by gallant troops in Tunkushe, located about 20 kilometres to Maiduguri, the Borno capital.
A military source told PR Nigeria that the attackers were suspected to be from the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).
The attempted attack by the terrorists was repelled by the troops of 212 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in a very strategic ambush in a heavy gunfight that lasted for more than 30 minutes.
While two soldiers were wounded in the encounter, at least three dead bodies of the attackers could be seen in the vicinity as at the time the troops were pursuing some fleeing members of the group.
Items recovered from the insurgents included one gun truck mounted with Anti Air Craft gun, AK 47 rifle, buffen radio and various types of other ammunitions.
He concluded saying several traces of blood were also seen along the route where the remaining insurgents escaped in disarray.