The Boko Haram sect lost eight fighters while one other person was injured during a battle with troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.
However, the 30-year-bold boxer claimed he made the gesture for the goodness of his career, lauding Fury for being a great fighter with proud antecedents.
"He stuck to the game-plan and used his height advantage to hit Wilder in the ear, and the American never recovered from it. "I was so shocked because I thought Wilder was going to win against Fury, but I just want a shot with Tyson Fury as well."
"I'm done, I'm retired and i love my life. I enjoy being retired. If I see an opportunity and have a little fun and make $600million - why not. If I was to come back why would I fight a fighter that only sells out little cities."
The controversial boxer has been rumoured to return into combat sport to have a rematch with Connor McGregor and face Khabib Nurmangomedov on the same day.
Ruiz will put his three belts back on the line in the rematch when the rivals clash in the desert of Saudi Arabia on December 7. In a tweet on his official Twitter page on Monday, Ben Bruce wrote: "I want you to know we are with you, @anthonyfjoshua.
Andy Ruiz Jr has demanded £40million to rematch Anthony Joshua in the UK. The Mexican fighter shocked the boxing world last weekend, after dropping Joshua four times, before stopping him in the seventh round.
Mexican fighter, Andy Ruiz Jr, has issued a strong warning to British fighter, Anthony Joshua ahead of their December 3 rematch in Saudi Arabia.
Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has defeated Japanese kick-boxer Tenshin Nasukawa on Monday, December 31, 2018 with a technical knockout, in a New Year's "exhibition" fight that saw the American superstar out of retirement.
But there are conditions which must be fulfiled before this can take place with the fighter of Nigerian descent also has a mandatory bout against Kubrat Pulev.
Miss TM, child of the most high crazy (yes I know I'm hella crazy), loyal(she's a Scorpio), ride with you till the wheels come off type of chick. She's got spunk, she's got soul, she's a fighter, a one in a life time kind of girl.
"One is a rematch with Klitschko, and we're waiting to see, and we're trying to dangle a few carrots to make him bite and spark his interest again.
Nasukawa described the fight as 'a great honour' and has been in Las Vegas sparring with the likes of boxer Jorge Linares. "There's never been a Japanese fighter to face Floyd Mayweather in the ring," Nasukawa said.
Buhari wished the UFC fighter more victories in his career and prayed that "like fine wine, he improves with age."