Troops of 112 Task Force Battalion, 22 Brigade, Nigerian Army, on Wednesday carried out a fighting patrol towards Boskoro, Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.
Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations, in a statement said during the raid, a sleeper cell where Boko Haram terrorists were hibernating, was discovered.
“While advancing, the troops came in contact with some elements of the terrorists suspected to be in staging area to lay ambush for troops along Ajiri-Dikwa road.
“The patrol team engaged the terrorists and neutralized one of them and recovered an AK-47 rifle, 1 Magazine, 47 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and belt links.
“Unfortunately one soldier sustained injury during the operation.
“The gallant soldier has been evacuated to military hospital and he is responding to treatment,” he said.