- Lt. General Tukur Buratai has reopened Maiduguri-Damboa road after 13 months closure
- The Army boss said that the highway is now opened for motorists and commuters shuttling between Maiduguri to Biu and other adjoining communities
- Buratai assured the motorists and civilians plying the road of safety of their lives and property
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has reopened Maiduguri-Damboa highway after 13 months of closure by the military over insecurity in the northeast.
Daily Trust reports that Buratai stated during the reopening ceremony held at Molai checkpoint on the outskirts of Maiduguri city, that the highway is now opened for motorists and commuters shuttling between Maiduguri to Biu and other adjoining communities.
Legit.ng gathered that Buratai assured the motorists and civilians plying the road of safety, saying he had directed all commanders to provide security to all and sundry on the highway.
President Muhammadu Buhari had told all the country's service chiefs to intensify efforts in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents across the nook and cranny of the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) disclosed that Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, cut off from electricity supply from the national grid by Boko Haram.
TCN made the disclosure via a statement sent to journalists on Sunday, January 19, by its spokesperson, Ndidi Mbah.
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Mbah revealed that Maiduguri and its environs were cut off because the terrorist group damaged a number of its transmission facilities thereby preventing it from supplying electricity to the area.
The company, however, revealed that it had located the fault and had arranged to repair the line, stressing that bulk electricity supply would be restored to the town on Monday, January 20.
More than 1,000 residents fled their homes in the Auno community of Konduga local government area to Maiduguri following sustained attacks by Boko Haram insurgents along the Maiduguri/Damaturu highway.
Following the renewed attacks carried out by the Boko Haram insurgents, troops of the Nigerian Army upped their games as they mounted superior counter-attacks as some Nigerian soldiers were seen firing sporadically at the direction of the terrorists.
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