At­tacks: Mo­torists avoid Da­maturu - Buni-Yadi road

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hamisu Kabir Matazu, Da­maturu

Pri­vate and commercial mo­torists have avoided trav­el­ling on once busy Da­maturu - Buni-yadi- Mazga road to avoid fre­quent at­tacks by sus­pected Boko haram in­sur­gents

Daily Trust gath­ered that the in­sur­gents yes­ter­day at­tacked and burnt down Shuwarim pri­mary school and a church in Gu­jba town, Gu­jba Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of Yobe state. But, there was no loss of life in the at­tack.

A source in the town also re­vealed that two Toy­ota hilux vans be­long­ing to a con­struc­tion com­pany that han­dles road project in the area was seized at gun point by the in­sur­gents

Se­nior NURTW of­fi­cial who pleaded anonymity told our cor­re­spon­dent that many commercial driv­ers have stopped trav­ellng on the road for the fear of at­tack

“Our driv­ers stopped trav­el­ling on the road for fear of be­ing at­tacked. Al­most all ex­ist­ing Telecommunication masts in the area were de­stroyed by the in­sur­gents.

“As a re­sult we can­not com­mu­ni­cate with our col­leagues to know the road con­di­tion, there­fore our mem­bers have stopped ply­ing that route,” he said.

He called on the federal govern­ment and the se­cu­rity op­er­a­tives in the area to, as a mat­ter of ur­gency, beef up se­cu­rity in the area to save the commercial ac­tiv­i­ties go­ing on in the area from to­tal col­lapse

He said that the road which linked Yobe to Borno and Gombe states plays a ma­jor role in strength­en­ing so­cioe­co­nomic ties in the north east

Ef­fort to reach Yobe State com­mis­sioner of Po­lice was not pos­si­ble as at the time of fil­ing this re­port.

PHOTO GOD­SWILL AYE­MOBA

An onion seller takes a nap un­der the mid-day sun at Bwari main mar­ket in Abuja yes­ter­day.

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