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Troops have killed a Boko Haram spy carrying out surveillance for the group in Borno State, the Nigerian Army said in a statement on Tuesday, July 5.

“The patrol team of 157 Task Force Battalion, 7 Brigade, on Monday  ambushed and killed a Boko Haram spy at Barwati village, Kukawa Local Government Area," army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman said.

The terrorist was said to have been on a mission to infiltrate the troops’ position.

According to Usman, he was killed while trying to gain entry into military location.

"The team recovered 1 AK-47 rifle, 59 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, one 40mm x 46mm BGL2 grenade, 1 bandolier and 3 AK-47 rifle magazines from him.

"Troops have intensified vigilance and high level of alertness as they continued with efforts of clearing the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists in their Area of Responsibility,” the statement said.

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However, security agencies have warned muslims to exercise caution and to be on high alert at mosques and large gatherings in celebration of the Eid-Fitri, as the insurgents might want to take advantage of the festive period.

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