The Nigerian Army says it killed 3 insurgents during an ambush in Mayanti Village in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

A spokesman for the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, announced the killing on Friday in a statement released in Maiduguri.

He said the "terrorists were neutrialised by troops of 151 battalion".

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Chukwu also said that weapons which include three AK 47 rifle, 3 Magazines, 32 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one motorcycle and two android phones were recovered from them.

He said efforts were on to get the other fleeing members of the Boko Haram terrorists. 

The killing came days after 19 people were killed in an Islamist militant attack on a village in the region.

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The militants attacked the village of Mailari in the Guzamala region of Borno state at around 2 a.m. on August 19.

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