The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had embarked on road construction project in the Sambisa Forest as part of the ongoing clearance operation to dislodge remnants of Boko Haram insurgents.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Maiduguri.
Kukasheka said that the army had begun construction of access road to open the forest and link communities around.
He listed the projects as 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…
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