During a clash with the military on Sunday seven Boko Haram terrorists in the Gwoza area of Borno State were killed while many others were also wounded.
Boko Haram fighters we gathered attempted to attack troops of 192 Battalion.
However, the troops responded with superior gunfire, killing some of them instantly while many others escaped with gunshot wounds.
“The Tango 9 troops responded rapidly, by engaging the terrorists with a high volume of firepower and instantly neutralised some of them, while others were forced to retreat.
“We have counted at least eleven corpses of the terrorists after exploring the general area. With the aid of heavy firing and mortar bombs, troops engaged them at their mountainous den,” the source told PR Nigeria.
About a dozen AK-47 rifles, anti-aircraft guns, motorcycles, as well as several other items were also recovered from the terrorists.
The IPOB spokesman added that it is not the mandate of the group to attack security personnel or prison facilities.