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Troops kill four B’Haram food vendors

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Olaleye Aluko

Troops of the Nigerian Army have smashed a food supply ring which usually smuggled food to Boko Haram insurgents.

Four of the terrorists were killed during the encounter which occurred at Julari village in Borno State.

Our correspondent learnt that the troops of 145 and 158 Task Force Battalions ambushed the insurgents who were smuggling large quantities of fish, along Kareto-Damasak road by Julari village on Saturday.

The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations and Spokesman, 8 Division, Col. Timothy Antigha, said the terrorists funded their criminal activities through the smuggling, adding that one soldier was killed during the operation.

He said, “During the operation, troops neutralised four Boko Haram terrorists.

“Similarly, we recovered one AK-47 rifle, one Toyota Hilux pickup, three motorcycles, 35 bags of dry fish, one bag of bush meat, three bags of sugar and 60 litres of engine oil.

“Unfortunately, we lost a soldier during the operation.”

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