Many travellers were on Monday stranded on the dangerous highway linking Maiduguri and Damaturu, the capitals of Borno and Yobe states as Boko Haram terrorists operated for over five hours.
The town of Mainok were destroyed yesterday as the attacking terrorists went wild shooting and setting ablaze virtually everything in the town.
Eyewitnesses said a gang of heavily armed Boko Haram terrorists invaded the town at about 2pm and continued to unleash terror on the hapless residents as well as unlucky motorists who ran into them.
Mallam Abubakar, a Maiduguri bound passenger who was among the stranded travellers said he saw the entire Mainok town in thick smoke as soldiers escort them through the dangerous highway at about 9pm last night.
Speaking in hushed voice, Abubakar said, “We have been stranded since 2pm today (Monday) when we heard that Boko Haram terrorists have taken over the highway at Mainok. We were stopped at Benisheik town which is 75km away from Maiduguri until about 5pm before soldiers okayed that we could move but at a snail speed.