Nigerian troops have killed a top Boko Haram commander, Abu Mojahid, alongside other terrorists in a shooting encounter with the insurgents in the early hours of Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the Alagarno Forest, Borno State.
This was made known in a statement to The Trent by Major General Chris Olukolade, Defence Information Director.
Some rocket propelled grenades, RPG as well as vehicle mounted anti-aircraft guns were either captured or destroyed in the encounter.
Olukolade said, “A notorious top terrorists commander, Abu Mojahid, was among the terrorists that died in their encounter with troops in the outskirt of Alagarno on Tuesday morning. The terrorists had staged a daring attack on troops, who were on patrol of the area.
“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 of 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.”