Notorious top Boko Haram commander killed in encounter with troops

Posted by News Express | 22 April 2015 | 2,823 times

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A notorious top Boko Haram commander, Abu Mojahid, has been confirmed to be among the terrorists that died in their encounter with troops in the outskirts of Alagarno, Borno State, yesterday 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,” Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, said this evening.

He said in a statement in Abuja that “the military operations are continuing in the form of offensive action on identified terrorists in some forest locations,” adding: “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.”

•Photo shows Nigerian troops on the offensive against Boko Haram.

Source: News Express

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