Gallant troops of the Nigerian Army have on Saturday recovered a large amount of Euros on a slain terrorist commander at Mafa, near Nigeria’s border with Cameroon.
According to a statement released by the Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade on Monday, a Boko Haram Kingpin was killed when the Special Forces repelled an attack by the insurgents on Mafa on Saturday.
Olukolade, further revealed that the insurgent’s top man was among 30 terrorists, who were killed in the Mafa battle.
The Defence spokesman said several other militants fled the scene of battle with bullet wounds, adding that the soldiers also captured a number of arms and ammunition, tubes of Rocket Propelled Grenades, a buffalo vehicle and other equipment from the insurgents.
He said, “Thousands of Euro currency were found on the body of a terrorist commander after troops successfully repelled a terrorist attack 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 of weapons and equipment, including the captured 13 rifles, a machine gun, rocket propelled grenade tubes and several other assorted ammunition.
“A Toyota Buffalo (vehicle) was also recovered from the terrorists. Two of their armoured vehicles were also destroyed in the battle.”