The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said its troops had killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents after repelling an attack by the terrorists at Yamteke village in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno.

Brig . Gen. Sani Kukasheka , the Director , Army
Public Rations , made the disclosure in a statement issued in Maiduguri .

Kukasheka said the troops repelled an attempt by the insurgents to infiltrate a military outpost on Tuesday in the area .

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He explained that the troops had demonstrated
bravery and utilised heavy firepower to defeat the insurgents who attacked in trucks and high calibre ammunition .