Nigerian Government to reopen roads in Borno

Solomon Chung, Abuja

The Federal Government of Nigeria will formally re-open two major roads in Borno State on Sunday following the total defeat of boko haram in the North-East by the Nigerian military.

They are the Maiduguri-Gubio-Damasak road and the Maiduguri-Mungono-Baga road.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and his counterpart in the Ministry of Defence, Brig.-General Mansir Dan-Ali (Rtd), Service Chiefs, Governor Kashim Shetimma of Borno State and other dignitaries will grace the occasion.

The dignitaries will later have lunch with the gallant troops who crushed the insurgency.

The two major roads, which were earlier closed due to the activities of the insurgents in the area, are of strategic importance to the economy of the Lake Chad Region.

It would be recalled that since the insurgency started in the North East, those roads that link the area to other economically viable parts of the states and neighbouring countries were impassable until the success in the military operations.