A brigadier general, Dzarma Zirkusu, and three other officers of the Nigerian Army have been killed in an encounter with terrorists in Borno State.
Army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.
Mr Nwachukwu, a brigadier general, said the incident occurred in Askira Uba Local Government Area of the state.
The statement also said troops of the Joint Task Force, North East Operation HADIN KAI succeeded in neutralising several Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the process.
The sad development comes amidst fresh attacks by terrorists in the North-east region.
The army recently said it had recorded many successes against the dreaded terrorists. This includes the massive defection of Boko Haram terrorists.
At the time the statement was released, the army said its air components had inflicted heavy equipment and human casualties on the terrorists.