The Defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, in a statement said the Nigerian military had killed a senior boko haram commander by the name, Abu Mojahid on Tuesday. Mr. Olukolade said Mr. Mohajid was among the terrorists that died in an encounter with Nigerian troops in the outskirt of Algarno forest on Tuesday morning. He said the terrorists had staged a daring attack on troops on patrol in the area.
He said; “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”.
The Major General who said military operations will remain on the offensive as actions against identified terrorist in certain forest locations will be mopped out of arms and ammunitions. He said; “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, he said, are progressing irrespective of obstacles and land mines used by the terrorists as an advantage.