Nigerian Troops Kill Boko Haram Commander ,Recover Foreign Currency

Thousands of Euro currency were  found on the body of a terrorist commander after troops successfully repelled a terrorist on Mafa  towards the border,Defence Spokesman ,Major General Chris Olukolade disclosed Monday.

The statement did not name the  Boko Haram commander.Olukolade however said ,“The (Boko Haram) 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.

Olukolade further said “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,the statement said.

Meanwhile, the offensive on all terrorists hideouts is continuing on many fronts,Olukolade said.