The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai on Tuesday reopened Maiduguri-Damboa highway after 13 months of closure by military over insecurity. 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 and other adjoining communities.
COAS 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. It would be recalled that the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum appealed for the reopening of the highways. He made the appeal when he visited the Minister of Defence, Basir Magashi.SPONSORED