Soldier, 4 Boko Haram fighters killed in gun duel as troops smash smuggling ring (Photos)

Soldier, 4 Boko Haram fighters killed in gun duel as troops smash smuggling ring (Photos)

- The clash occurred in Julari village, along Kareto - Damasak road, Borno state

- A soldier died while four insurgents were neutralized, according to Colonel Timothy Antigha, Army spokesman for 8 task force division

- Fore more report on the activities between Nigerian Army and Boko Haram, please visit: https://www.naij.com/tag/boko-haram.html

The Nigerian Army has announced the death of a soldier and four Boko Haram fighters in the latest clash between the two sides.

Colonel Timothy Antigha, the Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, 8 Task Force Division gave details of the duel on Saturday, May 13.

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The statement read: "Troops of 145 and 158 Task Force Battalions, 5 Brigade Nigerian Army, have yesterday smashed a fish smuggling ring perpetrated by Boko Haram terrorists to fund their criminal activities.

Army smashes Boko Haram smugglers ring

Some of the goods seized from Boko Haram smugglers

"The success was recorded during a joint ambush operation conducted in Julari village, along Kareto - Damasak road, Borno State.

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"During the operation, troops neutralized 4 Boko Haram terrorists.

Nigerian Army smashes Boko smuggling ring

An okada laden with smuggled goods

"Similarly, they 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."

NAIJ.com gathered that the duel comes just as Boko Haram insurgents' bombers hit University of Maiduguri in the early hours of Saturday, May 13.

The attack, which occurred at about 1 am, left not fewer than four people dead.

Watch the latest video released by Boko Haram insurgents threatening attacks

Source: Naij.com

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