September 24, 2018

Army dreams to make Sambisa Forest tourists haven (NTA)

Army dreams to make Sambisa Forest tourists haven (NTA)

Nigeria’s army is planning a makeover for  the Sambisa Forest, from being the den of Boko Haram terrorists  into a tourist destination.

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, announced the plan on Wednesday.

“Nigerian Army to collaborate with National Park Service and Borno State Government to turn Sambisa forest to tourist centre to attract tourists into the country – Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai,” tweeted Bashir Ahmad, President Muhammadu Buhari’s new media aide.

Ahmad did not say how the military plans to attract tourists to Sambisa while it shelters Boko Haram and a military spokesman did not respond to requests seeking comment. Ahmad’s tweet generated about  190 reactions. Read more

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