Defence Headquarters in Abuja has confirmed the death of a top Boko Haram commander during the terrorists encounter with the military troops on counterterrorism operations in North-East Nigeria.
According to a statement issued yesterday by director of defence information, Maj-Gen Chris Olukolade, the notorious top terrorists’ commander, Abu Mojahid was among the terrorists that died in their encounter with troops in the outskirts of Alagarno last Tuesday morning.
Olukolade said the terrorists had staged a daring attack on troops who were on patrol of the area and a number of the terrorists died as the troops repelled the attack.
Part of the statement reads: “Some Rocket Propelled Grenades as well as vehicle mounted Anti-Aircraft guns were either captured or destroyed in the encounter.
“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 for 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. The operations especially in forest locations are progressing in defiance of obstacles and land mines emplaced by the terrorists.”

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