The Nigerian army said its troops killed three Boko Haram insurgents in Dikwa local government area of Borno state.
In a statement on Saturday, Sani Usman, Director Army Public Relations, said the insurgents had laid ambush for a military patrol team at the village on Friday.
Usman said the troops repelled the attack and recovered ammunition from the scene of the attack.
“Troops of 3 Battalion under 22 Brigade on Friday, 20th October, 2017; at about 11:30am. while on routine patrol came under Boko Haram terrorists ambush close to Missini village along Dikwa – Ngala road, northern part of Borno state,” the statement read.
“The gallant troops cleared the ambush and neutralised three Boko Haram terrorists.
“The team recovered one AK-47 rifle with registration number KO357026 and 39 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition from the terrorists.”