Major General Olusegun Adeniyi theatre commander. Reacting to the governor’s accusation, blamed the attack travellers for disobeying the 5p.m. highway curfew between Maiduguri and Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state.
Mr Adeniyi. The incident would not have happened if the travellers respected military directive, which bans plying of the road from Benishek, a local government headquarters to Maiduguri, after 5p.m.
“It was reported and it was confirmed that the Boko Haram came on motorcycles to carry out the attack,” he said.
“They came and packed their motorcycles in Auno village and attacked vehicles of transporters, not people of Auno, but vehicles of transporters that were parked in the village.
The general, express my profound sadness towards the incident saying. “It is disturbing; it is wicked and I pray such would not happen again.”
While promising that the troops under his command were going to do more to ensure incidences like this become a thing of the past, Mr Adeniyi called on all to support the military and make the Damaturu-Maiduguri safe.