Reports has it that Boko Haram insurgents have taken over the Maiduguri- Damaturu highway.
According to reports, travellers are being asked to return as the terrorists have taken over the road between Benisheik, a town 85km away from Maiduguri and Ngamdu, 35km away from Damaturu.
A police officer, stationed in one of the villages in the area, was quoted by Premium Times as saying the terrorists had attacked Ngamdu village and killed 10 persons there.
“As I am talking to you now, soldiers are moving towards Benisheik, while we are here asking motorists to return to Maiduguri until the road is cleared,” he said.
It is reported that there is no security checkpoint between Benisheik and Ngamdu, which is about 25km stretch of road.