By Abdullahi Isah, Maiduguri
The Nigerian Army has denied reports going round that it has closed the Maiduguri-Damaturu-Potiskum road.
The Army in a statement signed by its Deputy Director Public Relations (DDAPR), Col. Onyema Nwachukwu said “our attention has been drawn to rumours that the Nigerian Army has closed Maiduguri-Damaturu road. This is not true.”
Col. Nwachukwu said ” What is happening is an ongoing clearance and snap checks operations in the general area required to clear suspected Boko Haram terrorists along that road.”
“The clearance operation is ultimately for the safety and security of motorists and other road users.”, the statement added.
The Army therefore, advised members of the public to please cooperate and bear with the troops as they carry out these duties.