People coming in from Damaturu were told to go back, as the road has been blocked.

It is not clear if it is the military or insurgents that took over the highway on Wednesday morning. 

Borno State is the stronghold of Boko Haram and the closure is coming after the State Governor, Kashim Shettima, wept before President Muhammadu Buhari over the resurgence of Boko Haram's activities.  

Some communities have been overran by the jihadists that are pushing for the establishment of an Islamic State and an end to Western education in the region. 

The splinter group of Boko Haram, Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) renewed attacks on communities and military locations in the state, sacking community dwellers and killing  several soldiers. 

Since attacks were renewed late last year, over 2,000 persons have been displaced. 

Shettima and his team that held a meeting with President Buhari had presented to the President 10 demands that they said would help flush out the terrorists from the region once and for all.  

The Nigerian Army has heightened counter-terrorism operations in the northeast in a push to end the activities of the insurgents, but the terrorists are still pushing closer to the capital. 

Also Read: Why I Am Sceptical About Changing Service Chiefs - Buhari

Poverty and joblessness have been identified as some of the reasons the terrorist group has consistently recruited new members. 

The army has not issued a statement on the closure of the Damaturu-Maiduguri road.  

If you enjoyed reading this and our other stories, please, share with friends and loved ones.

Buhari Hands Over 2019 Election Campaign To Tinubu