terrorists’ Commander, Abu Mujahid, was among the terrorists
that died during an encounter with troops on the outskirts of
Alagarno, Borno, on April 20.
This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by
Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade , the Director of Defence Information.
Olukolade said the terrorists had staged a daring attack on
troops who were on patrol of the area, and that a number of
them died as the troops repelled the attack.
The defence spokesman said some rocket propelled grenades as
well as vehicle-mounted Anti-Aircraft guns were either captured
or destroyed in the encounter.
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Olukolde also said that the military operations were continuing in
the form of offensive action on identified terrorists in some
He said aggressive patrols, mop-up and cordon and search
operation were also continuing in the other locations in search
for weapons and terrorists.
Olukolade said Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by the
terrorists to deter the comprehensive offensive by advancing
troops were being carefully cleared as troops continued to
pursue the fleeing insurgents.
He added that the operations, especially in forest locations, were
progressing in defiance of obstacles and land mines planted by