The Chief of Army Staff, Gen. T. Buratai has stated that the Nigerian army will soon begin training programmes for soldiers in Sambisa forest, the former stronghold of Boko Haram terrorists.
He disclosed this in Damasak, Borno State while celebrating Christmas with troops of 145 Battalion.
“We are also opening up roads to Sambisa and Alagarno forest. Sambisa Forest is going to be one of our training grounds. I have already directed that we should conduct Nigerian Army small arms championship in that forest next year.
“And we are going to use it also to test our fighting vehicles, other key equipment and weapons that require testing whenever we want to induct new weapon and equipment into the Nigerian Army inventory.
“It will afford us a very good ground for basic tactics and indeed advance tactics, including but not limited to tactics at the Platoon, company, battalion, brigade and even division levels. We are going to make it more robust to make sure that these criminals do not come back to that forest again.”