Nigerian troops killed 28 Boko Haram militants in an operation carried out on Saturday in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Yobe.
Military spokesperson Benard Onyeuko in a statement that one government soldier was killed and one more was injured in the operation.
Several other Boko Haram terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds, the spokesperson said.
The troops also recovered a gun truck, many weapons and a large quantity of ammunition during the gunfight, he said, adding that mopping-up operations had been intensified in the area.
The Nigerian government has launched several military operations in recent years to eliminate the extremist group, which emerged in the country’s northeast region over a decade ago and posed security threats to countries in the Lake Chad Basin.