NIGERIAN ARMY EMBARKS ON WATER PROJECT IN SAMBISA FOREST
Written by Kaka Saratu Poga on February 16, 2018
The Nigerian Army on Friday said it had drilled a bore hole in Sambisa Forest to enhance water supply to troops and communities in the area as part of efforts to make the forest habitable.
The Director, Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Sani usman, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri that the project was carried out also as part of the ongoing clearance operation to root out remnants of Boko Haram insurgents.
Usman said that the bore hole was in addition to road rehabilitation projects to facilitate infrastructural development in the forest and adjourning communities.
According to him the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai and other top Army personnel have given assurance the Nigeria army will continue with its clearance operation against the Boko Haram terrorists and making Sambisa Forest fit for lawful activities.
He also said “The Nigerian Army is further consolidating on the successes of Operation DEEP PUNCH II by troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, through infrastructural development.
It would be recalled that the army had embarked on rehabilitation of Gwoza to Yamtake to Bita to Tokumbere to Sambisa roads. The road project was designed to open up the forest and link adjourning communities. NAN