Monday, July 14, 2014

Boko Haram Blows Up Bridge Linking Borno to Gombe

Suspected members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect  Sunday blew up an highway bridge on Maiduguri-Biu-Gombe road.
 Boko Haram Blows Up Bridge Linking Borno to Gombe
The bridge was damaged  early Sunday morning. It was gathered that the insurgents  planted an Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) under the bridge which   exploded and  destroyed remarkable portions of the bridge.

It would be recalled that most part of the highway linking Maiduguri-Biu-Gombe has been taken over by the insurgents forcing  many motorists to take the longer route of Maiduguri-Damaturu-Potiskum road,  then linking up with little motor-able road to Gombe and oftentimes have to travel back to the southern part of the troubled Northeastern state of Borno.

The destruction left motorists and passengers stranded in the early hours of Sunday.

According to one of the residents of  the  area, Mallam Musa Yakubu a loud bang was heard at about 2am on Sunday when people were asleep.
Culled from ThisDayLive

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