Nigerian Troops Kill Foreign Boko Haram Commander With ‘Thousands Of Euros’ On...

Nigerian Troops Kill Foreign Boko Haram Commander With ‘Thousands Of Euros’ On Him

Chris Olukolade
FILE: Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade speaks to journalists from The Associated Press in an interview in Abuja, Nigeria, on Thursday, May 30, 2013. (Photo Credit: AP/Jon Gambrell)

Major General Chris Olukolade, Director Defence Information for the Nigerian Military through PR Nigeria on Monday, May 25, 2015 revealed that the Nigerian Troops discovered huge amounts of foreign currency on the body of one of the Boko Haram insurgents, suspected to be a foreigner who was shot dead by the troops during a raid.

Olukolade stated, “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.

Nigerian Troops also recovered some ammunitions from the terrorists alongside a vehicle which they use for raids.

“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 stated.

Meanwhile, the offensive on all terrorists hideouts is continuing in many fronts

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