The Nigerian army says it has neutralised 14 Boko Haram insurgents and rescued 21 hostages in Pulka village, Gwoza local government area of Borno.
NAN reports that the insurgents had on Tuesday ambushed a military escort at Amdaga area in Pulka and burnt one passenger vehicle as well as abducted some travelers.
“The troops have nutrialised 14 Boko Haram and rescued 21 civilians, comprising six women and 11 children,” Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, said in a statement on Friday.
“Troops of 192 Battalion of 26 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force, neutralised the insurgents on Thursday.
“The troops engaged and subdued the terrorists, following a superior fire power of troops in the village.
“Four men injured during the attack are being attended to at the military hospital.”