Some Nigeria Soldiers and mobile policemen have eradicated remnants of Boko Haram terrorising motorists on the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway.
Six soldiers were reported to have been lost in the battle, with the insurgents recording a larger number of casualties.
Sources from the Security said the insurgents were engaged in gun duel between Mainok and Benesheikh on the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway between 11am and 1pm on Tuesday.
One of the sources said, “Two gun trucks were recovered, but six soldiers were lost in the gun duel, two corpses of Boko Haram were seen after the crossfire ceased but many corpses were taken away by the insurgents.”
He added, “Boko Haram equally suffered a high degree of injuries, many of them were seen leaping off in flight.”
The Commander of Rapid Response Squad in Borno State, Abioye Babalola, confirmed the incident.