The Nigerian Army said its troops had killed three Boko Haram insurgents at Missini village of Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno .
Brig . Gen . Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Director Army Public Relations, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri.
Usman said that the insurgents on Friday laid ambush for a military patrol team at Missini village along Dikwa- Ngala Road .
He added that the troops repelled the attack , killed three insurgents and recovered ammunition from the scene of the attack .
“Troops of 3 Battalion under 22 Brigade on Friday , 20th October , 2017; at about 11: 30 a . m . while on routine patrol came under Boko Haram terrorists ambush close to Missini Village along Dikwa – Ngala Road , northern part of Borno State.
“The gallant troops cleared the ambush and neutralized three Boko Haram terrorists .
“The team recovered one AK – 47 rifle with registration number KO 357026 and 39 rounds of 7 . 62mm Special Ammunition from the terrorists , ” Kukasheka said