More than 300 Boko Haram fighters have been killed in militaryoperations in north-east Nigeria, the army says.
A number of militants had also been captured and weapons and equipment seized, defence spokesman Chris Olukolade said.
Two soldiers lost their lives and 10 were wounded during the operation in Borno state, he added. The deaths have not been independently verified.
Meanwhile, up to 30 people have died in an air strike on the border with Niger.
They were attending a funeral ceremony at a village when an unidentified plane began dropping bombs, local officials and humanitarian sources said.
It is not yet clear who was responsible for the bombardment, but Nigeria has denied responsibility.
"It's not to my knowledge and there has not been any report from our people of such an incident," said Dele Alonge, a spokesman for Nigeria's air force.