Shocking! Killed Boko Haram Commander Found With Thousands Of Euro


The Nigerian Army found thousands of Euro on the body of a killed terrorist commander, as the Defence Headquarters claimed the army recorded more gains in the ongoing onslaught to wipe out Boko Haram terrorists from Nigerian territory, when it repelled an attack on Dikwa, Borno State, in the North-East.
The casualties included a high-ranking terrorist commander, who was suspected to be a foreigner, and about 30 other Boko Haram fighters. Other terrorists were wounded in the gunfight and a cache of arms and ammunition were recovered.
In a statement released on Monday, the Defense Headquarters, through the Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, said the Army routed a wave of terrorists in shootout in their bid to attack a border settlement.
Olukolade said, “Thousands of the 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, was 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 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.”
There were no human losses on the side of Nigerian troops; the Army said, “The only casualty on the side of our own troops was damaged equipment. Mopping-up operations is ongoing in the general area.”
Boko Haram has been staging sporadic attacks in various locations in the North-East, including Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, in what seems to be a resurgence of the group.
The terrorists have suffered heavy losses in recent weeks, with the concerted raid on its strongholds, including Sambisa Forest in Borno State, where many terrorist fighters were killed and over 300 women and children held in the camps were rescued by the Army.
The Army has re-affirmed its determination to prosecute the war against terrorism to a logical conclusion. Olukolade said the troops would continue the offensive on all terrorist hideouts on many fronts.


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