A civilian source said A soldier and a local chief were killed in Boko Haram attacks in northern Adamawa state in northeast Nigeria.
Military officer, in an account supported by residents, said, "We lost a soldier in the fight. He was one of the armoured tank drivers,"
Madagali is 280 kilometres (nearly 175 miles) north of the Adamawa state capital, Yola, near the border with neighbouring Borno state.
Three bodies of Boko Haram fighters were recovered after the gunbattle, the two sources said.
A former administrative head of Madagali local government area said, "They (Boko Haram) killed a soldier in the fight and also killed the village chief of Gubla as they fled back to Sambisa,"
Last Monday, three people were killed and homes were razed when Boko Haram fighters stormed the villages of Shuwa and Kirchina, in the Madagali area.