No fewer than six soldiers and an Army officer were killed during a battle with Boko Haram fighters in Mainok, close to Maiduguri the Borno State capital.
It was gathered from security sources that the incident which occurred at about 1pm on Tuesday , also left five soldiers wounded and two others missing.
However some of the terrorists were killed while many others were injured.
According to the source:“Two gun trucks and three anti-aircraft equipment could not be accounted for following the attack”.
The source also confirmed that the bodies of the fallen soldiers have been recovered and the wounded moved to a medical facility for treatment.
Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Colonel Sagir Musa, could not take his calls to confirm the incident.