The federal government has reopened Maiduguri International Airport for commercial purposes.
According to Sahara Reporters, the airport was shut down on December 2, 2013 following a deadly attack on a military base and air force base near the airport. Since then the airport had been strictly limited to official uses.
Borno State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Mustapha, confirmed the news.
“I am happy to inform you that Maiduguri airport has been reopened. We have received a letter from the Chief of Air Force to that effect. In fact, a commercial airline has indicated interest to start [to] fly on Friday,” Mustapha said.