The PUNCH reported that the Nigeria Army troops Which consists of 145 and 158 Task Force fully-loaded Battalions ambushed the terrorists who were smuggling large quantities of fish, along Kareto-Damasak road by Julari village on yesterday, Saturday 13th of April, 2017.
Col. Timothy Antigha who is the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations and Spokesman, 8 division explained that the boko haram sects fund the group and all their felonious activities through smuggling of materials including food, wears and others. The Deputy Director added that a Soldier was killed in the course of carrying out the operation in Jalari, Benue State.
Col. Timothy 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 but Unfortunately, we lost a soldier during the operation.”