The dreaded Boko Haram sect may have taken over one of the major routes leading into troubled Borno state capital, Maiduguri, leaving travelers to travel in circle and take about 12 hours for a journey of two hours.
Many travelers to the southern part of the troubled state have to go through Maiduguri and Damaturu road into Gombe and reconnect back to the state.
Many of them complained that this is tortuous and always leave them drained even as the dangers of Boko Haram attack was not totally ruled out from the other route which they have been compelled to take.
It was gathered that many travelers on Maiduguri/Damboa/Biu highway were left to make a forced U-turn as they were attacked at different spots on the 187 kilometres road.
Some residents of Mule, 15 kilometres from Maiduguri told journalists on Thursday that they have seen many vehicles who had traveled on the road returned with corpses.
It would be recalled that an attack on Bulabulin Nganaram on Monday sent the whole of Maiduguri panicking as residents thought the terrorist group was heading into the town.