The Nigerian military said it killed a top terrorist commander, Abu Mojahid on Tuesday.
The Defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, on his official twitter account said Mr. Mohajid was among the terrorists that died in an encounter with Nigerian troops in the outskirt of Algarno forest on Tuesday morning. He said the terrorists had staged a daring attack on troops on patrol in the area.
”BH Commander Abu Mojahid died in battle as our troops resisted daring attacks by terrorists in Alagarno,” Olukolade tweets few minutes ago
Read full statement from the Nigerian Defence Headquarters Website below:
”A notorious top terrorists commander, Abu Mojahid was among the terrorists that died in their encounter with troops in the outskirt of Alagarno, Tuesday morning. The terrorists had staged a daring attack on troops who were on patrol of the area.
”A number of the terrorists died as the troops repelled the attack. Some Rocket Propelled Grenades as well as vehicle mounted Anti-Aircraft guns were either captured or destroyed in the encounter.
”Meanwhile, the military operations are continuing in the form of offensive action on identified terrorists in some forest locations. Aggressive patrols, mopping up as well as cordon and search are also continuing in the other locations in search for weapons and terrorists.
”Improvised explosive devices planted by the terrorists to deter the comprehensive offensive by the advancing troops are also being carefully cleared as troops continue to pursue fleeing ones. The operations especially in forest locations are progressing in defiance of obstacles and land mines emplaced by the terrorists, the statement reads.