Nine suspected Boko Haram members on Wednesday, lost their lives in an exchange with soldiers.
Brigade Commander, General Iliyasu Abbah confirmed the story.
Heavy gunfire was heard as the battle raged between 1am and 7am in Tudun Wada town, about 100 kilometers from Kano city.
Three vehicles were recovered with a cache of ammunitions.
We gathered that the suspects also burnt down a police station and a bank.