If the words of Nigeria’s army chief, Lt Gen Tukur
Buratai are anything to go by, the vast north-eastern
Sambisa forest will eventually become a tourist
center where tourists from all walks of life can visit
The dreaded militant group has been using the Sambisa forest
as its hideout from where it orchestrates and executes » its
deadly attacks on the oil-rich West African country.
Due to Boko Haram’s association with the forest, people fear
it as much as the fear the terrorist group.
The Nigerian army which has been battling the insurgents
since 2009 have claimed victory over them and their
operations several times, but the group has never accepted
Whenever the state declares victory, Boko Haram also
launches a fresh attack immediately to debunk the claim.
Now that Lt Gen Tukur Buratai has hinted that “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,” how sure is he that Boko Haram will
be completely defeated and the forest will be safe for
courageous tourists is what some skeptics are asking.
Well, one can only get fingers crossed to see how it will