Men of the Department of State Services (DSS) and Nigerian Army invaded the Gongono forest in Tangaza Local Government Area, Sokoto state.
The security operatives engaged the Malian Militia who were struggling to establish a training base for Hard-line extremists Ideology in the area.
Some extremists were killed in the process. It was also gathered that the jihadists flag which is their symbol of authority with Islamic inscription similar to that of Alshabab, was recovered during the raid.
Earlier this month, the Nigerian Police said the armed militia group attacking Sokoto communities are Malians.
The Malian herdsmen reside in a forest in Niger Republic, sharing border with Gudu and Tangaza local government areas of the state, according to the police.