Witnesses said Nigeria's Joint Task Force said vehicles found inside the compound were primed for an attack during Easter celebrations. Troops entered the compound at 4 a.m., and noises of gunshots and explosions lasted for over four hours, Channels Television reported.
Security officials said a terrorist top commander was arrested during the operation.
The corpses were taken to a morgue and JTF demolished the house.
One soldier was kille, while another was critically injured, Channels Television reported. No civilian injuries were reported.