Military Kills 30 Terrorists, Recovers Foreign Currency from Foreign Commander
In a statement released on Monday, the Director Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade said one the slain terrorists commander is believed to be foreigner who joined some Nigerian terrorist Boko haram group.
“Thousands of Euro currency was found on the body of a terrorist commander after troops successfully repelled a terrorist on Mafa towards the border.
“The terrorist who is also an Amir by status and believed to be of foreign descent, is among about 30 terrorist fighters who died in the encounter while many others fled with wounds.
” The terrorists also lost a number weapons and equipment including the captured 13 rifles, a machine gun, rocket propelled grenade tubes and several other assorted ammunition. A Toyota Bufallo vehicle was also recovered from the terrorists. Two of their armoured vehicles were also destroyed in the battle.
“The only casualty on the side of own troops was a damaged equipment. Mopping up operations is ongoing in the general area.” Olukolade said.
The military spokesman added that military offensive on all terrorists hideouts “is continuing in many fronts.”