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Military denies shutting down Maiduguri-Damaturu road

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The Nigerian Army has denied reports that it shut down Maiduguri-Damaturu road.

In a statement signed on Wednesday afternoon by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director of Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, the Army said said it was only carrying out a clearance and snap checks operations in the general area to clear suspected Boko Haram terrorists along that road.

“Our attention has been drawn to rumours that the Nigerian Army has closed Maiduguri-Damaturu road,” he said. “This is not true.

“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 Army advised members of the public to cooperate and bear with the troops as they carry out these duties.

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