Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has formally reopened the 76-kilometre Bama to Banki Road to restore business activities between Nigeria and the neighbouring countries of Cameroon and Chad.
The road was closed in 2012, due to activities of the Boko Haram insurgents.
Speaking at the ceremony yesterday in Bama, Governor Zulum said that no meaningful development could be achieved in the recovered areas without restoration of business activities.
He lauded the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for its commitment to restoration of peace in Borno State.
The governor noted that the efforts put up by the military in the state had led to the expansion of farming activities this year in the hitherto no-go areas.
In his welcome address, Chairman of Bama Local Government Council, Aji-Kolo Kachalla, lauded the development, describing it as a big relief to the people of the area known for business activities.