The Nigerian Army has said troops of 212 Tank Battalion, 29 Task Force Brigade, early on Wednesday morning laid an ambush on some Boko Haram insurgents at a major cattle market in Gwai Mainari around Mainok general area.
Mainok is located in Kaga LGA of Borno State.
A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said the ambush party supported by a Quick Response Group (QRG), captured a Hilux vehicle containing eight jerry cans of petroleum, oil and lubricants, large quantity of 7.62mm ammunitions, 127mm ammunitions and 4 AK-47 rifles, as well as five hand grenades.
Col. Usman added that some of the terrorists were killed while others escaped with gunshot wounds.
The army spokesman stated that more operational strategies are being employed to further flush out the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hiding in the North East.