Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force killed 10 insurgents when the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), launched a surprise attack on the troops in Baga town in Borno State.
The Chief of Military Public Information with the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Colonel Timothy Antigha, confirmed this in a statement.
A soldier was killed in the Monday attack, and five other soldiers sustained varying injuries and have been evaluated for medical attention.
Colonel Antigha, however, noted that troops killed 10 of the insurgents, including four suicide bombers as they responded swiftly to the attack.
He added that troops recovered arms and ammunition from other terrorists who fled in disarray.
He stressed that the MNJTF in collaboration with national forces would continue to pursue courses of action necessary for the achievement of its mandate in the Lake Chad Basin.