Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole in Nigeria's northeast have killed four suspected members of Boko Haram in Gwoza, a community in Borno State. 

It was the outcome of an encounter between troops of 192 Battalion and members of Boko Haram. 

A statement by the Nigerian Army said the attack occurred at about 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30. 

Members of the Civilian Joint Task Force were part of the patrol team that had a gun battle with the dissident group members. 

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"At about 9.30 am today 30 January 2019,troops of 192 Battalion Gwoza-Borno State in conjunction with members of Civilian Joint Task Force on a fighting patrol along Gwoza-Yemteke Rd came in contact with unspecified number of BHTs.

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"The Gallant Troops engaged the terrorists in a gun battle, neutralising four of them whilst others fled with gunshot wounds.

"Items recovered include two AK 47 Rifles and two magazines. Pictures below," the statement read. 

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