There are reports Boko Haram militants have seized the Thighway linking Maiduguri to Damaturu, capitals of Borno and Yobe states respectively. A Premium Times report says a police officer told it travelers on plying the highways are turned back. The policeman also said soldiers are headed to the occupied area to engage the insurgents.
The daring act by the sect’s fighters is part of his recent riposte to the government’s effort to stop the insurgency.
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