There had been reports that armed gunmen on Saturday stormed the expressway, abducting a number of travellers.
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The soldier, a Lance Corporal, is attached 4 Battalion, Marte.
PRNigeria gathered that the terrorists had attacked some farmers and looted agricultural produce before their interception.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed the development in a statement.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the two months blackout was caused by the destruction of some of the towers supplying electricity to the city from the national grid by insurgents along the Maiduguri-Damaturu Road.
Muhammed, 29, alleged that Boko Haram fighters killed five soldiers and also abducted many others, when workers were repairing electricity facilities along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road last Monday.
The Borno State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Sanusi Ibrahim, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri.
Mohammed Aliyu, Commissioner of Police, made this known while briefing newsmen on Tuesday.
The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports insinuating the purported blockade of the Maiduguri-Damaturu Road by Boko Haram insurgents as “fake and mischievous”.