The Nigerian Army on Monday said troops killed two fleeing Boko Haram insurgents at Aisaram Village in Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State.
Col. Timothy Antigha, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 8 Task Force Division, disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri on Monday.
The spokesperson said two fleeing insurgents riding horses were killed by soldiers in a gun duel at Aisaram village.
“Boko Haram terrorists fleeing from the ongoing clearance operation in one of their hideouts in Gambo Yukku forest have been killed by troops of 5 Brigade Garrison, Gubio, Borno State.
“Troops were on routine patrol at Aisaram village of Gubio Local Government Area, as part of the clearance operations.
“At about 6:20am, two Boko Haram terrorists riding horses attempted to outflank a patrol team, but were spotted by vigilant troops and shot during the firefight,” he said.