This was revealed by Major-General Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole. Irabor made the disclosure during a press conference at the Maimalari cantonment in Maiduguri on Thursday, December 21.
“We have embarked on roads construction within the Sambisa forest to open up the area and also ease our operations in within the theatre.
“Construction of the roads will ease fighting troops in their effort to mop up the Boko Haram insurgency from their hideout.”
Irabor also called on individuals and corporate organisations to support the military
“I also urge the general public to continue to support the military in the North-east through the provision of useful information and not to follow the ways of some media outfit that were bent to bring down the military,” he concluded.
The senior officer also said that the fight against Boko Haram is not only that of the government stating that such support was essential in reviving the economic development of the North-east region which has been devastated by the activities of the insurgents.