How bad roads contribute to non-defeat of insurgents in North-East – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has fault the poor state of roads in hampering the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency.

According to Buratai, the dilapidated washed off roads, which were built 40 years ago, are sited in Borno and Adamawa states.

The over a decade long insurgency has also claimed 36,000 lives with property worth $9.2 billion (about N3.42 trillion) in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states.

Buratai said: “Let me use this opportunity to express how bad roads in areas of military operations are affecting our quick responses to terrorists’ attacks and ambushes.”

He noted that the insurgents, cashed in on the delays in responses to attacks and ambushes along four dilapidated roads in Borno.

Buratai listed the affected roads to include the 394-kilometre Maiduguri-Jakana, Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu, Maiduguri-Monguno, and Maiduguri-Bama-Gwoza roads.

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