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Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by mohince(m): 9:40pm On Feb 27, 2016
The Nigerian Army announced on Saturday it had re-opened all major highways linking Maiduguri, Borno State with other parts of the country after being shut for about three years due to suspected Boko Haram terrorist attacks.

Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, announced this at the launch of Army Combat Motor Bikes in Damboa, headquarters of Damboa Local Government Area of the state.

Buratai said the Army will work towards securing the lives and properties of motorists plying the roads.
He said: “From today the roads – Maiduguri-Damboa and Damboa-Biu Highway – will be opened.
“The road is going to be entrusted into the hands of the Brigade Commander of the 25 Task Force Brigade.

“I do not want to hear any case of attack on innocent civilians or motorists on the road henceforth.
“Our troops will be on alert 24 hours to ensure that the road is kept open.”

Buratai said the Nigerian Army had also re-opened other highways, including the Maiduguri-Bama and Maiduguri-Mafa-Dikwa-Gamboru/Ngala roads.
He added: “All other major roads have been re-opened to motorists in the state.

“We are deliberate in ensuring that the roads are opened and the people that ply the roads and indeed the residents are safe.

“Those who left should come back.
“I know that the Borno State Government is doing something and the Federal Government is doing something too on the issue.”

Buratai explained that the launch of the Motor Bikes was aimed at beefing up security on the highways to prevent attacks on innocent persons.
He said: “I am here to formally launch the Motor Bike Battalion of the Nigerian Army.
“We see it as a first multiplier to the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists.

“We intend to use the Motor Bikes effectively to ensure that our roads are kept safe and the terrorists are pursued anywhere they go.”
Buratai added that the Motor Bikes were fitted with fire power and communication gadget for effectiveness.
He said: “This is a first multiplier with added fire power with the speed as well as the communication that is being added to the bikes.
“The reach of these Motor Bikes will be a very important element in ensuring that our troops maintain the initiatives and continue the exploit what they have so far achieved.



“So as the roads are re-opened now, people should be able to move freely and we will do our job to ensure that they are secured.”
Buratai also launched the posters of the second batch of the Boko Haram most wanted terrorists.
He said: “We are also launching the second batch of Boko Haram most wanted terrorists on our list.
“The choice of Damboa is not by accident.
“It is deliberate knowing the centrality of Damboa in this operation.

“The vigilantes here will play important role in identifying these terrorists.
“We will send the posters across the country to ensure that those that have run away will be fished out.

“We call on the public to look at the posters carefully, identify and report any person they can recognise and report accordingly.
“We want to appreciate the support of the public, indeed all Nigerians, because we received tremendous support in the first set of 100 pictures and many of them had been identified and arrested.
“Although we are still pursing some of them, we call on all Nigerians to support us by identifying these terrorists on these posters.”


https://www.today.ng/news/national/86085/boko-haram-army-re-opens-borno-highways-three-years-after-closure

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by slinkky(m): 9:56pm On Feb 27, 2016
Great news

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by Drabrah(m): 10:13pm On Feb 27, 2016
Good news. Buh I still sowi 4 d 1st few batches of soul dat ll thread therein.

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by Nobody: 10:28pm On Feb 27, 2016
Good news, where is lalasticlala sef undecided

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by Rikidony(m): 11:29pm On Feb 27, 2016
Great. Am really proud of the current nigerian army, we shall definetely get bak to our glory days

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by doctokwus: 11:40pm On Feb 27, 2016
This is a strategic,highly commendable move by the military,because there is no gain saying how much restoration of mvt will do to the economy of that region.
Though there maybe initial BH suicide attacks on the newly opened routes,but with this new motorbike battalion to provide some security,bh will be defeated and livelihoods gradually restored.

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by instinctg(m): 7:49am On Feb 28, 2016
a welcome development, meanwhile even the masquerades are celebrating

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by sdindan: 8:12am On Feb 28, 2016
Death Trap.

Highway to hell.

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by sukkot: 7:47pm On Feb 28, 2016
mmkay. una well done

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by Sunnycliff(m): 7:48pm On Feb 28, 2016
Kudos to NA. I pray for no collateral damage

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by tunwumi: 7:48pm On Feb 28, 2016
Ok
Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by Nobody: 7:49pm On Feb 28, 2016
Some improvement , thankfully.

But the war is not over yet. BH is still alive....and though cornered, remains dangerous.
Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by OBTMOS(m): 7:49pm On Feb 28, 2016
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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by WhoRUDeceiving: 7:49pm On Feb 28, 2016
Boko Haram was and is the creation of Northern power mongrels to destabilize the southern administration. SO not a big surprise

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by Tpave(m): 7:50pm On Feb 28, 2016
instinctg:
a welcome development, meanwhile even the masquerades are celebrating
See masquerade dey high too. This one go flog nonsense comot for people body grin angry angry

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by modath(f): 7:51pm On Feb 28, 2016
Great news... smiley




adipemcanis1:
Some improvement , thankfully.
But the war is not over yet. BH is still alive....and though cornered, remains dangerous.


You are correct but life can't be on standstill while we cower in fear...

Sitting in a street cafe in Paris or going for a rock concert are some of the little things Uber chic Parisiennes take for granted till Isis decided to make a statement...

Parisiennes didn't allow them win not because the memory is gone but Life can't be lived peeping out from under the bed...

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by Nobody: 7:51pm On Feb 28, 2016
WhoRUDeceiving:
Boko Haram was and is the creation of Northern power mongrels to destabilize the southern administration. SO not a big surprise

And the Niger Delta Militants were a creation of the Niger Delta to destabilize Obasanjo's government, Yaradua's govt so that GEJ would take over....not so?

If what you said...and what I have said was the truth...then we may just laugh.

The group you know as Boko and the Militants were the creation of us Nigerians. We refused to develop a government of accountability, and we refused to develop an economic system based on hard work. Instead....we prefer to justify corruption, and we prefer share the money economics.

Now....look at the children of such policies. Blowing up pipelines and polluting the environment...so that they can get more money. Hardened thugs killing people in the name of religion....including people who practice the same religion as they do.

You Nigerians are in trobule because you are not interested in development. You want a Southern president for the same reason some people want a Northern president...because you want to chop money. Better get to work. Oil money don finish.

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by Firefire(m): 7:51pm On Feb 28, 2016
Good news...

God bless NA.
Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by sotall(m): 7:51pm On Feb 28, 2016
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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by macino1(m): 7:51pm On Feb 28, 2016
This is the kind of news we want to be hearing: Result not that usual blame Jonathan administration excuses.

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by seunaj: 7:53pm On Feb 28, 2016
I am optimistic that one day, Islamic clergymen will accept enough western education that will be enough to stop the "jihady indoctrination". UNTIL THEN WILL THE WORLD BE FREE OF TERRORISM.
Don't forget, all Muslims are not terrorist but all terrorist are Muslims

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by denkyw(m): 7:54pm On Feb 28, 2016
Na so una go talk people to coming to borno.... pls am not coming yet till further notice tongue
Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by kennyman2000(m): 7:55pm On Feb 28, 2016
Hmmmm... Nice one
Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by macino1(m): 7:57pm On Feb 28, 2016
denkyw:
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Lol. that will be only when you're not equally dating someone's future wife. (Your signature)
Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by datigbogirl: 7:59pm On Feb 28, 2016

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by jazzboi: 7:59pm On Feb 28, 2016
WhoRUDeceiving:
Boko Haram was and is the creation of Northern power mongrels to destabilize the southern administration. SO not a big surprise
And how do you reconcile your statement with the attacks carried out under Buharis regime?
Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by modath(f): 8:01pm On Feb 28, 2016
Firefire:
Good news...

God bless NA.

Thanks for being gracious about this news...

One promise kept... God bless the NA & God bless FRN.. cool
Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by Firefire(m): 8:03pm On Feb 28, 2016
modath:


Thanks for being gracious about this news...

One promise kept... God bless the NA & God bless FRN.. cool

God bless Nigeria and grant her leaders wisdom. tongue
Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by rusher14: 8:06pm On Feb 28, 2016
adipemcanis1:


And the Niger Delta Militants were a creation of the Niger Delta to destabilize Obasanjo's government, Yaradua's govt so that GEJ would take over....not so?

If what you said...and what I have said was the truth...then we may just laugh.

The group you know as Boko and the Militants were the creation of us Nigerians. We refused to develop a government of accountability, and we refused to develop an economic system based on hard work. Instead....we prefer to justify corruption, and we prefer share the money economics.

Now....look at the children of such policies. Blowing up pipelines and polluting the environment...so that they can get more money. Hardened thugs killing people in the name of religion....including people who practice the same religion as they do.

You Nigerians are in trobule because you are not interested in development. You want a Southern president for the same reason some people want a Northern president...because you want to chop money. Better get to work. Oil money don finish.

Well said.

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by dahmie2013: 8:06pm On Feb 28, 2016
Buhari only used Buratai thruout dis fight. It shows how having d right ppl in place matters a lot. Welldone sir! Thank u 4 bringing back d glory of d Nigerian Army.

Less I 4get, I'm looking 4 a military husband. Kindly PM me if u're interested. grin

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Re: Army Re-opens Borno Highways Three Years After Closure by modath(f): 8:08pm On Feb 28, 2016
Firefire:


God bless Nigeria and grant her leaders wisdom. tongue

Capital A to the M. E. N & also cure the bad belletisis that has afflicted some who insists on wishing this nation evil..

Have no illusion, some are going to be distressed about this news but God in his infinite wisdom & grace will send them heavenly uppercut & jabs in the solar plexus!!! sad

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