Army sites borehole project in Sambisa Forest

Nigerian troops sink borehole in Sambisa Forest to confirm the eviction of Boko Haram terrorists

The Army has 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 project,according to Brigadier-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, the Director, Army Public Relations, is also part of the ongoing clearance operation to root out the remnants of Boko Haram insurgents.

Kukasheka said in a statement in Maiduguri that the bore hole was in addition to road rehabilitation projects to facilitate infrastructural development in the forest and adjourning communities.

Photos: Nigerian troops sink borehole in Sambisa Forest to confirm the eviction of Boko Haram terrorists

“The Nigeria army is continuing with its clearance operation against the Boko Haram terrorists and making Sambisa Forest fit for lawful activities,” he said.

“The Nigerian Army is further consolidating on the successes of Operation DEEP PUNCH II by troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, through infrastructural development.

“The army has constructed a borehole at the cleared insurgents’ strong hold ‘Sabil Huda’ camp in Sambisa forest to enhance access to safe drinking water to the troops.

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“Apart from reducing logistic effort of conveying water from one point to another by the troops, the water project will also assist the adjoining communities.”

The army had earlier embarked on the of Gwoza to Yamtake to Bita to Tokumbere to Sambisa roads.

The road is expected to open up the forest and link adjourning communities.

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