The Nigerian army says its troops on Friday killed five Boko Haram insurgents at Barkin-Dutse area of Adamawa state.
Jude Chukwu, director, army public relations, said the soldiers engaged the insurgents in a gun battle after being alerted by hunters in the area.
“The terrorists on sighting the troops opened fire which resulted in exchange of fire,” the statement read.
“Five Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised while some of them escaped into nearby caves during the encounter.
“Also, one hunter lost his life during the operation.”
NAN reports that Chukwu said the troops recovered five AK 47 rifles, five magazines and 22 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition.
He said the troops were in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists, and called on the people to report any suspicious movements in their area to security agencies.
Chukwu said soldiers have also arrested two suspected insurgents in Bauchi and Borno.
He said troops of 33 artillery brigade arrested one Saidu Jenga, 33, in Bauchi, n connection with Boko Haram activities.
He said the suspect was overheard discussing movement of arms and ammunition on phone.
The soldiers also arrested one Umar Ali, a suspected Boko Haram insurgent, at Galdimare ward in Biu local government area of Borno, the army spokesman said.