Maiduguri-Damboa Road Reopened For Vehicle Movement By Nigerian Army

Maiduguri-Damboa road has been reopened by Nigerian Army for the free movement of vehicles to and fro Maiduguri, Borno State.

The road which is supposed to be the most brief course to different places in Borno through Damboa has been closed because of terrorist attacks.

The Maiduguri-Damboai road likewise runs into the woods, serving three towns and twelve networks.

The road was first abandoned and in this manner shut after the Boko Haram radicals caught Damboa Local Government and raised their banner there in July 2014. It was later reopened in February 2016.

In November 2018, the 187-kilometer road was shut down for a very long time. The Army said the choice was taken to empower the soldiers to contain the road assaults of the Boko Haram activities . It was, notwithstanding, reopened after a few requests by the government of the state.

"Regardless of the reopening of this road to individuals from general society on April 4, 2016, we needed to close it again about a year ago.

"The conclusion is a functional exigency to get and safeguard lives and property along the impacted root " the then Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.) said while reopening the road.

Taking to its true Twitter handle on Tuesday, the Army said the road had been reopened as requested by the state government.

The assertion read, "The Nigerian Army in a joint effort with the Borno State government has reopened the Maiduguri-Damboa road for vehicular movement  on Monday, July, 18 2022. "

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