Thousands of Euros were found on the body of a terrorist commander after troops successfully repelled a terrorist attack on the border town of Mafa in Borno State, the Defence Headquarters has said.
The DHQ did not release the identity of the terrorist commander.
“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”, Director, Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade said.
Olukolade further said “The terrorists also lost a number weapons and equipment including the captured 13 rifles, a machine gun, rocket propelled grenade tubes and several other assorted ammunition. A Toyota Bufallo vehicle was also recovered from the terrorists. Two of their armoured vehicles were also destroyed in the battle”.
The only casualty on the side of the Nigerian military was a damage to their equipment, Mr. Olukolade disclosed.
He added that mopping up operations is ongoing in the area with a continuing offensive on the terrorists’ hideouts.