Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole had killed top commanders and members of Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in recent encounters in the North East.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.
Enenche disclosed that the troops had on July 17, killed six terrorists at Kolofata, a community on the Republic of Cameroon border, in an attempt to cross towards the Sambisa Forest axis.
He said the weapons and equipment recovered from the terrorists include three AK47 rifles, a Magazine with 48 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, one Honda car, one motorcycle, and eight bicycles.
Other items recovered included three mobile phones with multiple SIM and memory cards as well as five copies of the Holy Qur’an, among others.
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Enenche added that the troops also intercepted a letter written in Hausa Language and addressed to Abu Fatima, one of top Boko Haram’s commanders.
He said: “Shortly after the successful operation, the enemy communication intercept confirmed the killing of a top Boko Haram Commander named Sayinna and other fighters during the encounter.
“The other slain terrorists were suspected to be Imam and Mansur to Abu Fatima who hibernates in Sambisa Forest.”