Four Boko Haram members have been killed by military troops in an operation around a Margummari village in Borno State.

Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, the acting Director, Defence Media Operations, in a statement issued on Tuesday said the operation was undertaken by troops of 222 battalion, in conjunction with the State Civilian Joint Task Force.

The defence spokesman also made it known that rifles, motorcycles and various ranges of ammunition were captured from the insurgents.

“Following actionable intelligence on Boko Haram criminals’ activities, troops of 222 Battalion in conjunction with elements of Borno State Civilian Joint Task Force conducted an aggressive fighting patrol to the general area of Margumari village,” the statement partly read.

“The highly motivated troops made contact and immediately engaged some marauding Boko Haram criminals lurking in the area.

“During the brief but decisive encounter, 4 Boko Haram criminals were neutralized while one FN Rifle, one AK 47 Rifle, 2 FN Rifle magazines and 4 AK 47 Rifle magazines were captured from the fleeing criminals.

“Additionally, 29 Rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition, 39 Rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, 2 Motorcycles, Motorcycle repair tools and one Tecno phone were also captured.”

Onyeuko explained that during a clearance patrol to Yafa, Kirchinga and Shuwarin general areas of the state, troops of 144 battalion killed an additional terrorist while several others were believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds.