Reports has it that Boko Haram insurgents have taken over the Maiduguri- Damaturu highway.

According to reports, travellers are being asked to return as the terrorists have taken over the road between Benisheik, a town 85km away from Maiduguri and Ngamdu, 35km away from Damaturu.

A police officer, stationed in one of the villages in the area, was quoted by Premium Times as saying the terrorists had attacked Ngamdu village and killed 10 persons there.

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“As I am talking to you now, soldiers are moving towards Benisheik, while we are here asking motorists to return to Maiduguri until the road is cleared,” he said.

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It is reported that there is no security checkpoint between Benisheik and Ngamdu, which is about 25km stretch of road.

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