Daily Trust quoted an eyewitnesses saying that many soldiers were feared killed during the attack which was carried out around 1 pm on Thursday.
A resident of the area, who spoke under condition of anonymity, said the soldiers were returning from an operation in a nearby forest when they were ambushed.
“Unknown to the soldiers, the bandits had laid an ambush in their outpost. The bandits opened fire immediately the soldiers returned to the posts.
“It is unfortunate because the soldiers were just returning from another operation, where they made tremendous success, combing the forests for the bandits, only to be waylaid in their base,” he said.
Another resident said two of the bandits were killed during the gun duel.
KanyiDaily had also reported how Boko Haram terrorists killed seven Nigerian soldiers after a deadly ambush at a military base in Borno State.