Troops of the Nigerian Army have killed a top Commander of Boko Haram during a clash with the insurgent group on Tuesday morning at the Alagano Forest, Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, reported.
According to him, the name of the ‘notorious terrorists commander’ is Abu Mojahid, in a statement on Wednesday.
The troops killed a number of the terrorists while some rocket propelled grenades and vehicles with mounted anti-aircraft guns were either destroyed or captured in the encounter.
He 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.