TWENTY Boko Haram terrorists and a soldier died during a gun battle between the two parties in Gwoza, Borno State, on Friday night, the military has said.
The latest development was made known in a statement by the spokesperson for the 7 Division of the Nigeria Army, Maiduguri, Muhamad Dole.
According to Dole, the soldiers launched an offensive against some Boko Haram insurgents on Gwoza-Bita Damboa road and succeeded in killing 20 members of the insurgents.
He stated that Bita Town was a Boko Haram stronghold from where the terrorists launched attacks on isolated villages and motorists travelling on the Gwoza and Damboa road.
“During the encounter, 20 Boko Haram terrorists were killed, while scores of vehicles and 50 motorcycles were destroyed.
“A solider was killed, and three others were wounded in the operation,” he said.
He added that the 7 Division troops, supported by the Nigerian Air Force, were pursuing the fleeing insurgents in the areas of Bita and Sambisa forest.