Approximately 250 elephants were spotted in Borno, near the border with Cameroon and Chad by the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service, UNHAS.
Elephants were observed moving throughout the Rann Forest, Kalabalge Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to RFI, it is the first reported sighting of elephants in the region since the insurrection in Boko Haram began ten years ago.
The study also said that “hundreds of elephants used to move through the area until a decade ago, when Boko Haram began fighting to create an Islamic state.
“In 2014, Abubakar Shekau’s Boko Haram group set up a camp in the Sambisa Forest, formerly a game reserve of the size of Belgium and the Netherlands.” Making comments on the development, Kabiru Wanori, Borno State Environment Commissioner, told RFI, “It shows that peace is slowly re-emerging.”
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