Insurgents Bomb Gamboru, Nigeria/Cameroon Border Town Bridge

Suspected insurgents on Thursday bombed Gamboru bridge in Borno State, thus severing access to the town.
The asset is the link bridge to the town from the Maiduguri.

It was gathered on Thursday that the town  where over 300 people were killed on Monday, is by this development is technically extinct from Nigeria until it is fixed by the authorities.

The bridge according to the residents of the town, who called on telephone to journalists in Maiduguri has made it difficult for them to flee into Nigeria and left some of them with no other choice but to take refuge in Cameroon,


The only option left for people travelling to and from Gamboru according to the source, is to go into Banki near Bama Local Government Area of the state into Cameroon and later enter Gamboru from another Cameroonian village.

The source also revealed that 315 corpses were buried from the attack on Monday by the insurgents on the commercial town of Gamboru.

Malam Kolomi, a trader in Gamboru, who spoke on phone with journalists, said “we have buried dozens of people in mass graves on  Wednesday and Thursday.”

He said: ” We  put ten bodies in each grave.”

Another resident of Gamboru, Mamman Abu who was reached on phone, said: “I believe some people are still trapped in some debris.”

He lamented that: “The only bridge that links Gamboru from the other side of Borno has been destroyed. We are in trouble.”