By Rabiu Sani Ali
The Nigerian Army on Wednesday stated it had launched into street building venture in Sambisa Forest as a part of ongoing clearance operation to dislodge remnants of Boko Haram insurgents.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, made the disclosure in a press release issued in Maiduguri.
Kukasheka stated that the military had begun building of entry street to open the forest and hyperlink adjourning communities.
He listed the initiatives as Gwoza-Yamtake-Bita-Tokumbere-Sambisa and Gwoza-Yamtake-Bita roads.
“In its efforts to make Sambisa forest liveable and likewise coaching floor, the Nigerian Army is following up the continued clearance operations with street building into principal 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 News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) studies that the navy authorities had arrange a navy coaching facility in Sambisa Forest after dislodging the insurgents’ tactical floor at Camp Zero.
Also, the Borno Government on Monday restricted vehicular motion on three main roads within the state, to stop fleeing insurgents escaping navy offensive from infiltrating into the communities.