The Nigerian military on Friday said it killed two suicide bombers leading a band of terrorists, in a repel attack by troops in Shetimari in Borno State.
The Defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, said the insurgents died as troops succeeded in repelling the terrorists attack Thursday evening.
Mr. Olukolade said over 12 rifles and a machine gun were captured from the terrorists group. He said rocket propelled grenades and some bombs were also recovered.
He added that troops conducting mopping up operation were still combing the area while others are in pursuit of those who are on the run.
Mr. Olukolade said the offensive in Sambisa and other forest enclaves of the terrorists were continuing with intelligence activities, aerial surveillance and air bombardment backed by ground assaults.