Published On: Sun, Jul 19th, 2015

Damaturu-Bui Road Now Free Of Landmines -Army

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By Sadiq Umar, Abuja.

The Nigerian Army has cleared the Damaturu-Bui road which insurgents littered with mines, announcing that it is now safe for use.

A statement by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, in Abuja on Sunday said that in addition to the removal of the mines, measures have been taken to ensure adequate safety for road users on the axis.

“Good morning, please inform the public that Damaturu-Biu road has been cleared of mines,” it said.

Adding, “This was done by a team of Nigerian Army Special Forces, Explosives Ordinance Devices with support from the Nigeria Police and local vigilante,” the statement stated.

The Army said four Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by the suspected Boko Haram terrorists were discovered and successfully detonated.

“The Nigerian Army wishes to further enjoin the public to be more security conscious and report any suspicious persons and movements to the security agents,” it added

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