Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri
Suspected members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect on Sunday morning blew a bridge on the Maiduguri-Biu-Gombe road which links Borno and Gombe states.
Most part of the highway linking Maiduguri-Biu-Gombe had been taken over by the insurgents making many motorists to take the longer route of taking the Maiduguri-Damaturu-Potiskum road to link up with less motor-able roads in Gombe.
However, the destruction of the abandoned bridge still left a few motorists and passengers stranded in the early hours of Sunday.
According to one of the residents of area, Musa Yakubu, a loud bang was heard at about 2:00am on Sunday when people were asleep.
“We heard a loud bang 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,” he said.