Col. Onyema Nwachukwu revealed that the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have opened the Maiduguri-Damaturu-Potiskum road to motorists in Borno and Yobe states.
Nwachukwu, its spokesman, has made the announcement at the opening of the 232-kilometre road in a statement in Maiduguri.
The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to rumours that the Nigerian Army has closed the Madurai-Damaturu road. This is not true.
“What is happening is an ongoing clearance and snap checks operations in the area. This is 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.”