Army Starts Road Construction To Sambisa Forest


Nigeria Army has began the construction of road network in Sambisa forest to ease troops operations in clearing out Boko Haram insurgents in the forest.

The disclosure was made by Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole during a press conference at the Maimalari cantonment in Maiduguri.he major general said.

The Major General said.

“We have embarked on roads construction within the Sambisa forest to open up the area and also ease our operations in within the theatre.

“Construction of the roads will ease fighting troops in their effort to mop up the Boko Haram insurgency from their hideout.”

Acknowledging that fact that the support needed by the military will never be enough coming from only the government, Irabor called on individuals and corporate organisations to try the much they can to show support to the military. Such support was essential in reviving the economic development of the north-east, he said.

His words:

“I also urge the general public to continue to support the military in the north-east through the provision of useful information and not to follow the ways of some media outfit that were bent to bring down the military.”

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Meanwhile, as the deadline for the ousting of Boko Haram draws closer, the army has vowed not rest till they wipe off the sect that has for too long threatened the Nigerian people.

In line with the mission of the Army to rid Nigeria of terror threats posed by Boko Haram, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General TY Buratai, on Wednesday, December 21, commissioned dozens of motorcycles for troops in the final onslaught against the insurgents.

In a related development, the United States has issued a new bill into law to address the threat posed by Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East.

According to Premium Times, an analysis of factors that have helped Boko Haram fester and recruit must come to grips with issues of poor socio-economic environment and access to justice in Nigeria’s north-east, the United States said.

The U.S. issued the position in a new law, S. 1632 – ‘An Act to require a regional strategy to address the threat posed by Boko Haram’ – signed last week by outgoing American President, Barack Obama.