Additional Patrols Provided To Protect Commuters From Insurgents On Maiduguri To Damaturu Highway

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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.

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