The popular Madafuma bridge linking 185km Biu- Damboa- Maiduguri federal road has been reportedly destroyed by gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram.
The bridge was destroyed over the weekend when the gunmen planted Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs under it. When the IEDs exploded, remarkable portions of the bridge was damaged leaving motorists and passengers stranded.
According to Vanguard report, one Mallam Musa Yakubu said the explosion took place on Saturday at about 2am when people were asleep.
“We heard a loud bang on Saturday and 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,” Mallam Musa explained.
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Residents of Biu added that trucks loaded with Tubers of yam from Taraba and Benue states had to return back to Biu on Sunday and took another road through Gombe- Potiskum- Damaturu- Maiduguri road which they described as a long and hectic journey.Continue reading
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