The Nigerian troops have countered some members of the terrorists group, Boko Haram, who made frantic efforts infiltrate Gajiram community in Borno State on Tuesday.
The terrorists were out to take advantage of the cover of darkness when the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in the Forward Operational Base in Gajiram attacked them.
The battle, according to the Deputy Director, Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, was fierce.
The vigilant troops, he said, engaged them in combat killing several and re-covering weapons.
During the encounter, he said, troops recovered one AK 47 rifle; two AK 47 magazines; one Rocket Propelled Grenade tube; three Rocket Propelled Grenade bombs, four bomb chargers, and light machine gun belt links.
The gallant troops, Nwachukwu said, were still on the trail of some of the terrorists survivors who fled the scene of the encounter.