Many terrorists have been killed in a battle between troops of 22 Brigade/Super Camp Dikwa and terrorists, the Army said on Sunday.

It added that the troops were supported by the Civilian Joint Task Force, local vigilantes and hunters.

The Army said six AK47 rifles and 66 7.62mm ammunition were recovered in the clearance operation at Gworege village in Dikwa Local Government,  which left a hunter injured.

A statement by Army spokesman Col. Sagir Musa said the troops had received information from locals about the presence of terrorists.

He said a raid and clearance operation was conducted, adding that the terrorists retreated following superior fire power.

He said: “The terrorists engaged the troops in a fire fight but had to flee as a result of superior fire power from the troops. Consequently, troops cordoned and searched the village and recovered  six AK47 rifles, 66 7.62mm ammunition.

“No soldier was killed, wounded or missing in action. Unfortunately, a hunter was wounded. He is receiving treatment at the 22 Brigade Medical Centre in Dikwa and he has been stabilised.

“Many terrorists reportedly met their waterloo during the encounter, while others escaped with various degrees of injuries,” Musa said.

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