Additional patrols have been drafted to help secure commuters along the insurgents-infested Maiduguri to Damaturu highway.
Armed men believed to be insurgents have repeatedly blocked the Mainok-Jakana-Auno segment of the highway, before attacking vehicles.
The attackers killed passengers and abducted many as well as burnt several vehicles
On Monday, Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum paid a surprised visit to the scene of the attack where he addressed people.
The governor, said that he was disappointed for not seeing any patrol along the highway, summoned a security meeting shortly after returning to his office.
The meeting culminated in the deployment of extra men including police, local vigilantes and hunters to compliment regular army units, a source said.
The source said the forces needed to procure adequate intelligence to stem the tide of attacks even as gadgets and mounted troops were in place.