Nigeria: Poor Roads Fuel Boko Haram Insurgency – Buratai

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said that the poor state of roads fuel B’Haram insurgency.

According to him, the dilapidated washed off roads, which were built 40 years ago, are sited in Borno and Adamawa states.

The over a decade long insurgency, has also claimed 36,000 lives with property worth $9.2 billion about N3.42 trillion in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

Chief of army staff noted that a times the insurgents, carryout attack on the delays in responses to attacks and ambushes along four dilapidated roads in Borno.

Tukur listed the affected roads to include the 394- kilometer Maiduguri/Jakana, Maiduguri/Damboa/Biu, Maiduguri/Monguno and Maiduguri/Bam/Gwoza roads.

At Auno village, a large portion of road, was completely washed off, forcing motorist and truck drivers swerve off road to avoid deep crates.

He said driving a truck loaded with goods from Jakana to Maiduguri, takes an hour to meander and avoid the deep crates along the road.

While citing over dozen crates and washed off portions of road, Mallam Abba Hamisu, a passenger in one of buses, caught up in snail speed travel to Maiduguri, told Dandal kura radio drivers and passengers, had been suffering for over two years.

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