April 23, 2015 – Nigeria’s military authority has said that a notorious top terrorists commander, Abu Mojahid was among the terrorists that died in an encounter with troops on the outskirt of Alagarno on Tuesday morning.
In a press statement, Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade said 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”, he said.
He said that military operations are continuing in the form of offensive action on identified terrorists in some forest locations, adding that aggressive patrols, mopping up as well as cordon and search are also continuing in the other locations in search for weapons and terrorists.
He said that improvised explosive devices planted by the terrorists to deter 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”, he said.