Troops Kill Notorious Insurgents’ Commandant, Abu Mojahid In BornoFeatured, Latest News, News From The State Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
From Mustapha Abdul salaam – A notorious and top Boko Haram insurgents Commander, Abu Mojahid has been killed Tuesday morning alongside others in an encounter with troops in the outskirt of Alagarno, Borno State, North Eastern Nigeria.
In a post on defence official blog Thursday, Military indicated that the terrorists had staged a daring attack on troops who were on patrol of the area.
“A number of the terrorists died as the troops repelled the attack. Some Rocket Propelled Grenades as well as vehicle mounted Anti-Aircraft guns were either captured or destroyed in the encounter” defence pointed out.
In the meantime, defence informed that military operations were still underway in the form of offensive action on identified terrorists in some forest locations. In addition, aggressive patrols, mopping up as well as cordon and search were also in progress, for other locations in search of weapons and terrorists.
Similarly, the post revealed “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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