An army officer and three soldiers have been confirmed killed in a clash with Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State
Men attached to Operation Lafiya Dole were on the trail of a band of terrorists in Doho, Mina, Maideni, Donari, Salari and Lawari villages in the northern part of the state when the incident happened late Wednesday.
The extremists, according to the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman had attempted to infiltrate Magumeri village.
They were however repelled by soldiers who gave them a chase.
He said that after a hot pursuit and mop up, the troops were able to neutralize an unconfirmed number of Boko Haram terrorists.