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Army reopens Maiduguri/Damboa/ Biu road


Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has re-opened the Maiduguri/Damboa/Biu road in Borno State for motorists.

The army closed the 187-kilometre road in November 2018 due to insecurity to lives and property.

Opening the road yesterday, Buratai said the closure was for strategic reasons and to allow free action of troops against Boko Haram along the highway and in Sambisa Forest.

His words: “The road to be re-opened today (Tuesday) runs into the forest, serving three towns and a dozen communities.

“Despite the re-opening of this road on April 4, 2016 to members of the public, we had to close it again about a year ago. The closure is an operational exigency to protect people lives and property along the road.”


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