Nigerian Army builds road to Sambisa forest

By: Bisola Bello February 1, 2018

The Nigerian army has begun the construction of a road into the heartland of Sambisa forest, a stronghold of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

The military authorities say the road will link Sambisa forest with adjoining towns.

Construction work has commenced on the Gwoza-Yamteke-Bitta-Tokumbere stretch of the road, leading directly into the forest.

Army spokesman Maj Sani Kukasheka Usman said the army plans to make the forest a training ground for soldiers.

Sambisa forest is a 686 sq km (426 sq mile) land in the north-east of Borno state is believed to be the hiding place of the insurgents’ leader Abubakar Shekau.



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