The presence of military troops on patrol in the Goniri community, Gujba local government area of Yobe State, frustrated plans by a group of terrorists to launch an attack.
Following a tip off, the Army laid ambush for members of the group and an exchange of gunfire ensued.
Rockets and machine guns were freely used by the terrorists and in the end, over eight of them were killed, while several were wounded. Others fled.
The troops captured large amount of weapons from the terrorists but sadly lost a soldier while another officer was seriously wounded in the encounter.
According to a statement by the director defence information, Chris Olukolade, a major general, the troops are still in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists.
Goniri is not far from Buni Yadi where the terrorists killed school children recently.
Meanwhile troops operating around Gamboru, Ngala and Dikwa local government area towards the borders of Chad and Cameroun were throughout the weekend busy recovering weapons hidden by terrorists who were dislodged from the area.
The military said it was assisted by captured terrorists to discover arms which had been hidden in farms and cemeteries.