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Army commences road construction in Sambisa to ease operations


The Nigeria Army on Wednesday said it had commenced construction of road network from Alagarno to Sambisa to ease troops operations in mopping up Boko Haram insurgents in the forest.

Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor,  the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, stated this during a press conference  at the Maimalari military cantonment, Maiduguri.

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

“Construction  of the roads will assist fighting troops in their effort to mop up the Boko Haram insurgents from their hideouts,” Irabor said.

He called on individuals and corporate organisations to support the military as government alone could not do everything.

Irabor said construction of roads was essential to reviving the economic development of the North-East.

“I also urge the general public to continue to support the military in  the North-East through provision of useful information and not to follow the ways of some media outfits who are bent on bringing down the military,” the commander said.