A statement signed by Army spokesperson, Col. Sani Usman, said the insurgents on sighting the patrol, engaged the troops in a shootout that lasted for about fifteen minutes before they were overpowered by the superior fire power of the patrol.
In the encounter, 2 insurgents were neutralized.
The troops recovered weapons including 1 Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle loaded with a magazine containing 10 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 1 AK-47 rifle and 3 magazines from the terrorists. Also recovered from the insurgents were 2 motorcycles, various drugs, wrappers and clothes.
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