The Acing Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, has said troops of the Nigerian Army have detonated land mines planted by Boko Haram insurgents along the Maiduguri-Biu Road.

Usman said the road was now safe for usage as adequate security had been provided to ensure safety of commuters.

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The army spokesman, whose comments were contained in a statement on Sunday, said the land mines were removed by the Special Forces Explosive Ordinance Devices unit in collaboration with the police and the vigilance groups.

He added that the team of security operatives successfully detonated four Improvised Explosive Devices planted by the insurgents during the operation.

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Usman advised members of the public to be vigilante and security conscious and report suspicious movements to security operatives.

The insurgents had reportedly taken over a portion of the Maiduguri-Biu Road on Monday.

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He said, “Please be informed that Damaturu-Biu Road has been cleared of land mines by a team of Nigerian Army Special Forces, Explosives Ordinance Devices with support from Nigeria Police and local vigilante.