Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno state and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen TY Buratai on Wednesday flagged off the opening of Maiduguri to Gamboru/Ngala Road in Borno state.
The road which was shutdown for the last 27 months is one of the most commercially viable road in the country that links Nigeria to the Republic of Chad, Cameroon, Sudan and Central African Republic.
The event which took place in Maiduguri was later followed by series of events in Dikwa which includes free medical services, free feeding for 50,000 IDPs and commissioning of a solar powered borehole to improve Army/host community relationship.
Shettima was full of praises to President Muhammadu Buhari for choosing Lt-Gen. Buratai as Chief of Army Staff and further stated that the Nigerian Army under Buratai is winning the war and those that are against him are sympathisers of Boko Haram.
He also thanked Buratai for sending best hands in the Army to fight the war in Borno and the Northeast. The visit to the ancient town of Dikwa was rounded-up by a visit to this historic Rabi house.