At least five people have been killed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.
The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, said the victims were residents of Bale Shuwari, a community located just few kilometres away from Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri, the State Capital.
The army spokesman added that troops had earlier in the day foiled attempts by terrorists to enter the military barracks.
Menawhile no fewer than 1, 400 suspected Boko Haram members arrested by the military are undergoing investigation at its detention facility.
Sevral suspected terrorists were intercepted, some arrested while others willingly surrendered to troops of operation Lafiya Dole.
The outgoing Theatre Commander, Major General Lucky Irabor disclosed this during a handover at the army command headquarters in Maiduguri yesterday.
Major General Ibrahim Attahiru takes over from general Irabor who is now the Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force.