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DAMATURU-BIU ROAD REOPEN AFTER 3 YEARS

Yobe State government, in collaboration with the Nigerian Army, on Saturday, reopened the 132-kilometre Damaturu-Biu federal road, which was blocked three years ago by Boko Haram insurgents.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the road, which was a major link between Yobe and southern part of Borno, was inaugurated at Buni Yadi.

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, said at the occasion that the road was strategic to the economic well-being of Yobe State as it linked the state capital with many communities.

He said the reopening of the road would boost economic activities of Yobe, Borno, Adamawa and Gombe states.


“This will also impact positively on the current military operations in the area by boosting the achievement of the troops,” he said.

Buratai charged the Yobe State government to accelerate work on the reconstruction of the road to encourage vibrant economic activities.

Yobe State governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam, in his speech, commended the army and other security agencies for restoring peace in the state.

Geidam, who was represented by the Commissioner for Works, Alhaji Sirajo Wakil, assured that the state government would reconstruct the road.
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