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Troops Kill Top Boko Haram Commander In Northern Nigeria

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, (THEWILL) – A notorious top commander of the terrorist group Boko Haram, Abu Mojahid was among several other militants killed in an encounter with troops in the outskirt of Alagarno, Tuesday morning, Nigeria's Defence Headquarters said Wednesday, adding that 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, Major General Chris Olukolade, Director Defence Information, said in a statement.

“Meanwhile, the military operations are continuing in the form of offensive action on identified terrorists in some forest locations. Aggressive patrols, mopping up as well as cordon and search are also continuing in the other locations in search for weapons and terrorists.

“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 especially in forest locations are progressing in defiance of obstacles and land mines emplaced by the terrorists,” the statement added.