Boko Haram mercenaries hired by the Mamman Nur faction of the terrorist group and stationed at Gulumba Gana in Bama Local Government Area of Borno in Nigeria's northeast have been killed by the military.

Army spokesman, Brigadier-General Sani Usman said the terrorists’ mercenaries met their Waterloo on Monday when they attempted to attack 81 Division Task Force Battalion’s location at Gulumba Gana.

“The troops successfully dealt with the terrorists and pursued those that escaped and recovered two AK-47 Rifles and two magazines of 9 round of ammunition, 2 AGL bombs, several empty cases of Shilka gun ammunition, AGL bomb and one damaged mobile phone handset.

“Similarly, troops of 3 Battalion located at Logomani, Dikwa LGA, Borno State, neutralised 3 Boko Haram, captured one alive and recovered 3 AK-47 rifles from Mamman Nur faction that dared to attack their location.

“However, we lost a soldier during the pursuit,” Usman said.

The gun battle occurred a day after the military said it was expecting over 700 members of the terrorist group to surrender.