Insurgents Blow off Borno, Gombe Link Bridge

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With the early Sunday’s bombing of the bridge, the hope of traveling to Gombe through Biu from Maiduguri has been dashed.

It was gathered that the insurgents planted Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) under the bridge which when it exploded destroyed remarkable portions of the bridge.

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

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

“We heard a loud bang on Sunday morning when we gathered in Madafuma village to go round our surroundings early in the morning, we found out that the bridge linking us with Biu local Government Area and Ma Dara Girau has been blown off, all motorists heading to Maiduguri from Biu especially long vehicles had no option than to make u- turn back to Gombe.

“Unfortunately, small vehicles had to manage the remaining thin portion which has not been affected in the blast, but it is very risky,” Musa lamented.

It would be recalled that most part of the highway linking Maiduguri-Biu-Gombe has been taken over by the insurgents making 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 trouble Northeastern state of Borno.

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