Troops of the 122 Battalion have intercepted Boko Haram terrorists at a checkpoint in Borno.

The attack occurred on Thursday night at Kasasewa check point, and two insurgents were killed while rifles and ammunition were recovered from the terrorists.

Clothing items found with them were also destroyed.

According to a statement by the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Bulama Biu of the GOC 7 Division commended the troops and urged them to remain vigilant at all times.

The statement read: "Troops of 122 Battalion eliminate BHTs. Vigilant troops of 122 Batallion Gwoza on Surveillance Patrol intercepted elements of BHT at Kasasewa check point in Borno State on 25 October 2018 at about 2200 hours.

"At the end of the encounter 2 BHTs were neutralised while others escaped with gunshot wounds. Equipment captured include three AK47 rifles with Registration Numbers 07042452, 56-35205749, 692530, 3 Magazines, 6 Improvised 7.62 MM (SPECIAL) rounds as well as clothing items which were destroyed.

"Further exploitation of the general area is ongoing. The GOC 7 Division Brig Gen Bulama Biu has commended the troops and urged them to remain vigilant at all times."

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