Four persons were reportedly killed while eight were injured after suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked travelers along the Maiduguri-Damboa road northeast Nigeria.
Damboa is about 87km to Maiduguri and has been closed for a while until the Chief of Army Staff reopened the road for commuters last year.
Local vigilante told DANDAL KURA RADIO INTERNATIONAL that they have conveyed four corpses and eight injured persons to Maiduguri following the attack.
It could be recalled that a similar attack was carried out along Maiduguri – Monguno road, where a staff of the IRC, an international non- governmental organisation was abducted.
A top military officer, who did not mention his name, said that, it is not surprising to see such occurrence as being witnessed in Maiduguri after successive and successful military operations.
According to him, the Nigerian military has done a lot in the clearance operations and the Chief of Army Staff was in Abuja where he briefed the President on the achievements of the military.