Gun shots were heard in Metele, a community in Born State, and it was a fierce battle for the area. 

Terrorists, members of Boko Haram, had infiltrated the location and wanted to upturn military formation in the place, but troops on counter-terrorism operations held sway.

It was a push to take the location in their jihadist operation to establish an Islamic state and end Western education in the northeast.   

After troops pushed the terrorists back in the battle for Metele, the military issued a statement on the attack. 

"Troops of 157 Battalion Metele in Northern Borno are presently engaging BHTs (Boko Haram Terrorists) in a fierce gun battle.

"The BHT have been repelled and reinforcement of men and materiel have been mobilised from Kangarwa and Arege," the statment posted on the Nigerian Army's Twitter page read.

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The Army said the situation was being monitored and more details would be communicated soon.

The attack came days after troops in Bita repelled an attack of Boko Haram terrorists on a military formation in the community in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State. 

It shared images of members of the terrorists group killed in the operation. 

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