By Mustapha Buhari, Maiduguri
Troops of the 145 and 158 Task Force Battalions, deployed to the 5 Brigade for counter-insurgency operations in Borno state, on Friday night smashed a fish smuggling ring operated by Boko Haram terrorists to fund their criminal activities.
Statement issued by spokesman of the 8 Task Force Division, Timothy Antigha, revealed that the success was recorded during a joint ambush operation conducted in Julari village, along Kareto-Damasak road, Borno state.
“During the operation, troops neutralized four Boko Haram terrorists, while a soldier died in the encounter.
“Similarly, the troops recovered 1 AK 47 riffle, 1 Toyota Hilux pick up, 3 Motorcycles, 35 bags of dry fish, 1 bag of bush meat, 3 bags of sugar and 60 litres of engine oil.
“Unfortunately, we lost a soldier during the operation,” Mr Antigha, a colonel, added.