Suspected members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect Sunday blew up an highway bridge on Maiduguri-Biu-Gombe road.
The bridge was damaged early Sunday morning.
It was gathered that the insurgents planted an Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) under the bridge which exploded and destroyed remarkable portions of the bridge.
It would be recalled that most part of the highway linking Maiduguri-Biu-Gombe has been taken over by the insurgents forcing many motorists to take the longer route of Maiduguri-Damaturu-Potiskum road, then linking up with little motor-able road to Gombe and oftentimes have to travel back to the southern part of the troubled Northeastern state of Borno.
The destruction left motorists and passengers stranded in the early hours of Sunday.
According to one of the residents of the area, Mallam Musa Yakubu a loud bang was heard at about 2am on Sunday when people were asleep.