The Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Rogers Nicholas has inspected the progress of road construction into Sambisa Forest and adjoining towns, being undertaken by the Engineering component. Sambisa forest is the epicentre of Boko Haram terrorists’ safe haven in the North East.
The roads construction which runs from Gwoza to Yamteke through Bita and into the Sambisa also involves reconstruction of bridges hitherto destroyed by Boko Haram terrorists.
Speaking during the inspection, Gen. Nicholas stated that the project was long overdue, as it will help the communities around the Sambisa to be opened up for socio-economic activities and deny the terrorists hiding place.
The war commander in a statement on Thursday by the Deputy Director Public Relations Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, pointed out that the successful completion of the roads would facilitate troops’ domination of the Camp Zairo and beyond.
He also expressed optimism that it would further encourage the return of life to the communities during the post conflict phase.
He solicited the support of all Nigerians, particularly the people of the north east to wholeheartedly support the troops to fast track a decisive defeat of the terrorists.