The Defence Headquarters on Monday said scores of heavily armed terrorists using women and children as shield died on Sunday when they attacked Babbangida town in Yobe.
This information is contained in a statement posted on Defence Headquarters web site.
The statement said the terrorists died as Nigerian troop engaged in gun battle and eventually foiled their action on Sunday.
It noted that over 10 rifles, weapon accessories, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and some hand grenades were recovered from the area, as some of the terrorists fled with gunshot wounds.
It added that one soldier and a vigilance group member died, while five were wounded during the encounter.