15 members of Boko Haram have been killed by soldiers in Biu, Borno State, according to reports.

The terrorists, believed to be citizens of Chad, were killed during a battle with troops.

The insurgents launched an attack on the community today, January 14, but were repelled by the soldiers.

A resident of Biu told Sahara Reporters that he counted 15 corpses in front of the military barracks while 7 of the insurgents were reportedly captured by security officials.

The victory over Boko Haram was confirmed by the Nigerian Defence Headquarters on Twitter.

“Terrorist attack repelled by the Military in #BIU, Borno State. Two Anti-Aircraft Guns have been captured from the Terrorists,” the DHQ said.