Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri
Nine innocent lives were yet again wasted along the Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu highway on Wednesday by members of the banned Boko Haram sect.
The Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu road has become famous for attacks and killings carried out nearly on a daily basis.
Those slain were said to be commuters who were travelling before their vehicles, a bus and a gulf car, were suddenly attacked by members of the terrorist group.
Other motorists on getting to the scene, were forced to make a U-turn when they saw nine bodies lying on the road with slit throats.
Some supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who were on their way back to Biu after a day’s out on political engagements in Maiduguri were forced to return to the town, following the attack.
One of them said: “the road today is not good, we have to turn back because we saw and counted nine dead bodies and there was nobody around there so we were afraid to continue our journey to Biu and made a U-turn.”
Security operatives could not be reached to react to the incident.