Thousands of Euros found on Boko Haram commander

Thousands of euro currency were 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, is 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 the 13 rifles, a machine gun, rocket propelled grenade tubes and several other assorted ammunition which were captured.

A statement by the Director of Defence Information, Major Chris Olukolade, said a Toyota Bufallo vehicle was also recovered from the terrorists.

He said two of their armoured vehicles were also destroyed in the battle, adding that the only casualty on the side of own troops was a damaged equipment.

According to the defence spokesperson, mopping up operations was ongoing in the general area, adding that the offensive on all terrorists hideouts is continuing in many fronts.

Credit: ThisDay