Nigerian troops have killed five Islamists who were planning an attack in the northeastern city of Maiduguri.
During the incident on Monday, the troops managed to confiscate a cache of arms and ammunition, including two AK-47 rifles and a machine gun.
The troops successfully thwarted the plans on the insurgent group Boko Haram.
Over 2 million people have been displaced and thousands have been killed during the groups seven year insurgency, which has seen Boko Haram launch cross-border attacks.
Boko Haram seeks to establish an Islamic state adhering to strict Sharia law in Africa’s biggest economy.
Recently, the European Union signed a 50 million Euro agreement in support of a multi national task force that is fighting the militants.
The multi-national joint task force is drawn up by Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Chad and Benin.