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Two killed, many injured as Boko Haram attacks travelers along Damaturu-Biu highway


From Junaid Jibril Maiva, Maiduguri
Two people have been confirmed dead and many injured when suspected Boko Haram members attacked and opened fire on travelers along Damaturu Biu highway, Security sources have said.
The insurgents had buried IEDs along the highway.
“Our  correspondent gathered  the travelers took off from Damaturu on their way to Biu located some 121 Kilometers east of  Damaturu the Yobe state capital when they encountered the Boko Haram terrorists’ midway into the journey.”
The source who pleaded for anonymity added that the militants opened fire indiscriminately on the travelers while in attempt to escape.
The three injured were rushed to the Damaturu specialists’ hospital by security forces on patrol along the road.
A hospital source at the Accident and Emergency Ward of the Damaturu Specialist Hospital confirmed tthat three peoples were treated and referred to the Federal Medical Centre Gombe on the request of their relatives.
Sunday’s attack on the road further cast doubt on the safety of the Damaturu-Biu road opened to travelers  last year by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai  after Buni Yadi was  recaptured  from the Boko Haram insurgents by security forces.
It has also increased fear along the only road connecting Borno and Yobe state to other north east states of the country.
The Maiduguri-Gwoza – Yola road and Maiduguri- Damboa – Biu road have long been opened for commuters but continue to record cases of Boko Haram attack as several travelers have either been killed or kidnapped in different Boko Haram attacks.

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