Suspected Boko Haram sect attacked Gudumbali community in northern Borno State on Saturday, killing a Nigerian Army in the process.
The information was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday by the Deputy Director Public Relations of the Theatre Command, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu.
According to Nwachukwu, the soldier died after a gun battle with the terrorists who had disguised as humanitarian workers during the distribution of relief materials.
Another soldier was also said to have sustained injuries and a truck belonging to the unit was damaged.
Nwachukwu, however, said the army successfully overpowered the attackers, leaving many of them injured and some dead.
A large amount of ammunition including eight rocket-propelled grenades were also recovered, while the troops remain at alert for the fleeing insurgents in the area.