16 Boko Haram militants killed in Nigeria

Lagos: At least 16 Boko Haram insurgents have been killed by the Nigerian troops in the country’s restive Borno state, officials said.

Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman said on Monday that an officer and 11 soldiers were wounded during the encounter with the militants, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Army spokesperson said that the troops will continue to intensify vigilance and high level of alertness through patrols and reconnaissance.