The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, said in a statement that one insurgent was killed while several others fled.
Chukwu said: “Troops of 3 Battalion on operation LAFIYA DOLE had successfully repelled Boko Haram terrorists’ attack at Gamboru Ngala, Borno State.
“One Boko Haram terrorist was neutralised during the encounter while other members of the group fled following a superior fire power from the troops.
”Unfortunately, one soldier lost his life during the attack.”
Chukwu disclosed that the troops recovered one Rocket Propelled gun, seven tube, one Anti- Aircraft gun, two AK 47 rifles and two empty magazines.
The army spokesman urged the people to cooperate with troops and provide useful and timely information to security agencies.