PHOTOS: Army Begins Road Project In Sambisa Forest
Sambisa Forest is one location considered a no-go-area by Nigerians, but the military wants to change the entire landscape and make it less of a place to hide for Boko Haram terrorists.
One of the things the Nigerian Army is doing is construction of roads within the forest.
In a statement on Wednesday by the spokesman for the Army, Brigadier General Sani Usman, the Army said the road is part of ongoing clearance operation to dislodge remnants of Boko Haram insurgents.
Kukasheka said the army has begun construction of access road to open the forest and link adjourning communities.
The projects are Gwoza-Yamtake-Bita-Tokumbere-Sambisa and Gwoza-Yamtake-Bita roads.
“In its efforts to make Sambisa forest habitable and also training ground, the Nigerian Army is following up the ongoing clearance operations with road construction into main heartland of the forest and adjoining communities.
“Already, work has commenced in earnest on Gwoza-Yamteke-Bitta road, as well as the reconstruction of the road from Gwoza-Yamteke-Bitta-Tokumbere, leading into Tokum forest,” the statement read.
Military authorities had set up a military training facility in Sambisa Forest after dislodging the insurgents’ last bastion at Camp Zero.