DAMATURU, Nigeria, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria's Joint Task Force in northeast Yobe State said on Sunday that it has killed 31 and arrested 10 suspected terrorists during a gun battle in Kandahar and Cemetery areas of Damaturu, the state capital.
The announcement was made in a statement issued by spokesman Lt. Eli Lazarus in Damaturu, who added that a field commander of the terrorists was among the suspected Boko Haram members killed.
The task force said it was working hard to track down other members of the group.
Weapons recovered included six rifles and 90 rounds of ammunition.
Other items recovered were knives, bows and arrows, and three cans of improvised explosive device.