The suspects had attacked Babangida town in Tarmuwa Local Government Area of the state.
The Spokesman of the command, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the suspected terrorists were shot dead by mobile police personnel protecting the division.
“Our mobile police personnel held their ground and exchanged gunfire with the terrorists, killing six of them while many others fled with gunshot wounds.
“The terrorists torched a vigilance group vehicle, they also destroyed part of the council secretariat, divisional police station and a military base before they were repelled,” he said.
He added that a policeman was killed and another injured during the gun battle.