Reports on the engagement between Nigerian troops and Boko Haram elements in Rann of KalaBalge Local Government Area of Borno State left a top Boko Haram commander dead.
The Boko Haram Commander named Abatcha was gunned down on Saturday during an encounter with troops of the Nigerian Army.
Rann, the headquarters of KalaBalge Local Government is about 350km from Maiduguri and bordered the Chad Republic.
Residents of KalaBalge also said five soldiers were killed.
“We saw the soldiers carrying corpses of five fallen colleagues after the encounter on Saturday,” One of the leaders of the community using Orange network informed newsmen in Maiduguri.
According to him, many of the insurgents also died in the battle that lasted several hours.
“The militants withdrew after ”Abatcha’ a top…