A soldier was also wounded when the troops encountered an IED buried on the road by Boko Haram terrorists.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has awarded N309.9 billion contracts to Dangote Industries to construct five roads totalling 274.9 kilometres.
President Muhammadu Buhari says he is committed to restoring peace to Borno, telling residents that he got over 90 per cent of votes in the state.
Nigerian Army says troops of Operation Hadin Kai killed six Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists, who attempted to infiltrate Dikwa in Borno.
Military sources said the recent attack was the third onslaught on the embattled army unit by the emboldened terrorists in less than a month.
The terror plot is being coordinated by Abu Ubaida and Baa Umar — both operating in Gwoza and fringes of the Sambisa Forest.