Attacks: Motorists avoid Damaturu - Buni-Yadi road
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.
An onion seller takes a nap under the mid-day sun at Bwari main market in Abuja yesterday.