Troops of the 7 Multinational Joint Task Force Brigade Quick Response Group stationed in Baga, Borno State and 118 Task Force Battalion sprang an ambush along Daban Masara axis used by Boko Haram terrorists elements to convey logistics.
At the encounter, one of the suspected wanted Boko Haram terrorists leaders, who is serial number 95 on the first Nigerian Army wanted list of 100 Boko Haram terrorists leaders, was fatally wounded in the exchange of fire.
He later gave up while receiving medical attention at the base.
Other members of his team escaped with gunshot wounds.
The troops recovered seven Jerry cans of 30 litres containing 210 litres of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, motorcycles and food stuff in addition to arms and ammunitions.