Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum at the weekend visited six hunters injured as a result of a landmine attack by Boko Haram while on patrol along Sambisa forest receiving treatment at the hospital.
About seven of them died instantly, while 16 others sustained various degrees of injuries.
The hunters were on patrol after receiving an alert that Boko Haram rustled cattle from a nearby village.
The Commissioner of Sports and Empowerment, Hon. Sainna Buba said, 11 out of the 16 injured have been discharged after receiving treatment at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
Zulum arrived from Abuja on Saturday after attending a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and Director General of NEMA, Air Vice Marshall Muhammadu Muhammad (rtd).