Officials of the Nigerian army said that thousands of foreign currency was found on a dead terrorist commander who was killed during its operation in Dikwa, Borno state on May 23rd.
Read the official statement from the Nigerian Army below:
“Thousands of Euro currency was 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 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 own troops was a damaged equipment. Mopping up operations is ongoing in the general area. Meanwhile, the offensive on all terrorists hideouts is continuing in many fronts.”
See more photos of recovered items below:
It was earlier reported on May 22 that the Nigerian Army, rescued twenty women and children during an operation in Sambisa Forest in Borno state.