The presidential order asking the military checkpoints across the country to be dismantled may have taken its toll on the security situation in the country as Boko Haram militants, this morning are said to have taken over the highway linking Maiduguri and Damaturu, capitals of Borno and Yobe states respectively.
An impeccable source told the Street Journal that dare-devil Boko Haram militants were sighted on the highway with heavy vehicular traffic while motorist, particularly, traders were being advised to make a detour in order not to fall into the hands of the blood-sucking militants. It was gathered that the terrorists had taken over the road between Benisheik, about 85km away from Maiduguri and Ngamdu, 35km away from the Yobe State capital.
It was however, learnt that the terrorists killed ten people in the attack of Ngamdu village.
Our source disclosed that troops were already racing towards Benisheik, while the locals were busy counting their losses in the trail of the terrorists.
The natives however, alleged that the dismantling of security checkpoint between Benisheik and Ngamdu, which is about 25km stretch of road was accountable for the bloody attack in the early hours of Saturday morning.