Boko Haram releases new video; destroys Maiduguri – damaturu bridge.


In a new video posted by AFP, Islamic extremist, Boko Haram mocked bring-back-our-girls campaign and called on Jonathan to bring back their armies. Video here

Meanwhile, Some gunmen suspected to be members of dreaded Boko Haram
sect over the weekend planted Improvised Explosive Devices,
IEDs under the popular Madafuma bridge linking 185km Biu-
Damboa- Maiduguri federal road where it exploded and damaged
some remarkable portion of the bridge leaving motorists and
passengers stranded.

The road which has remained a death trap for the past two years
with terrorists ambushing motorists and passengers living
hundreds dead with the kidnapping of innocent civilians have to be
abandoned as most people of Biu, Garkida, Numan, Shani, Taraba
resorted to follow through Gombe state which now took them up to
12 hours instead of normal 3 or 5 hours Journey to Maiduguri, the
Borno state capital.

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In less than 10 days ago, there was a massive ambush on the road
where the terrorists sacked the 195 Battalion if the 7 Division of
the Nigerian Army, after killing the Commanding Officer along side
a Divisional Police Officer and over 15 soldiers and 6 policemen.
The bombing of the bridge according to Mallam Musa Yakubu took
place on Saturday at about 2am when people were asleep.

He said “we heard a loud bang on Saturday and on Sunday
morning when we gathered in Madafuma village to go round our
surroundings early in the morning, we found out that the bridge
linking us with Biu local Government Area and MA Dara Girau has
been blown off, all motorists heading to Maiduguri from Biu
especially long vehicles had no option than to make u- turn back
to Gombe, unfortunately, small vehicles had to manage the
remaining thin portion which has not been affected in the blast, but
it is very risky”. Yakubu stated.

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A trucks loaded with Tubers of yam from Taraba and Benue states
according to residents of Biu had to return back to Biu on Sunday
and took another road through Gombe- Potiskum- Damaturu-
Maiduguri road which they described as a long and hectic journey.

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