Nigeria: Sambisa Forest to be a Tourist Centre

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The government of Nigeria has  plans to turn Sambisa forest, a hideout for militant Islamist into a tourist centre, the country’s army chief Lt Gen Tukur Buratai stated.

The army of chief said that the military would work with the country’s National Park Service to help with the restoration of the forest, where tourists could enjoy the wildlife.

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The Islamist militants, Boko Haram have used parts of the 60,000 sq km (37,000 sq miles) forest as a hideout as they conduct an insurgency in the north-eastern part of the country.

The Nigerian army has however claimed several times that it has kicked out the militants from the massive forest.

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