The Defence headquarters said, Monday, that a Boko Haram Commander, suspected to be a foreigner, was on Saturday killed during the ongoing offensive to rid the terrorists from the North East and that thousands of foreign currencies (Euro) were found on the him.
A statement signed by the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade noted, “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 weapon and equipment including the captured 13 rifles, a machine gun, and 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 owns troops were damaged equipment. Mopping up operations is ongoing in the general area”.
“Meanwhile, the offensive on all terrorists’ hideouts is continuing in many fronts”.