The terrorists had earlier launched an attack on the troops, who reacted with gunfire.
However, an officer and 11 soldiers were wounded in action during the encounter.
Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, said they had been treated at the unit’s medical facility and were all in stable condition.
The troops have continued to intensify vigilance and high level of alertness through patrols and reconnaissance.
“It is in line with that the troops went on fighting fighting patrol to Dogon Chikun this (Monday) morning, recovered one vehicle and rescued five people from the Boko Haram terrorists,” said Usman late Monday.
Weapons recovered from the insurgents include a rocket propelled grenade 7 tube, a rocket propelled grenade bomb, 11 AK-47 rifle, a 60mm mortar tube, a dozen of 60mm mortar bombs, a 36 hand grenade, 5 AK-47 rifle magazines, a Gionee handset and a bandolier. – CAJ News