Twenty suspected Boko Haram militants in Maiduguri,have been killed by Nigerian soldiers in a shootout.
But the army lost one soldier while two others were injured, a senior officer said.......continue after the cut.......
“We got a report that some suspected members of Boko Haram were meeting at a particular location in Maiduguri. Our men mobilised, leading to a shootout. Twenty suspected terrorists were killed while a soldier died in the operation and two others sustained injuries,” commander Victor Ebhaleme told the news agency, AFP.
He said no arrests were made during the raid on the hideout in the Gwaidamgari area of Maiduguri, a hotbed of Boko Haram activity.
The group is responsible for deadly gun and bomb attacks in some parts of Nigeria, particularly in the north-east, the centre and the capital Abuja, which have claimed more than 1,400 lives since mid-2009.