Sambisa Village which use to be the home base of the most dangerous terrorist attackers in Nigeria popularly called “Boko Haram” is located about 14km away from Kawuri village, which is linking Maiduguri-Bama road in the southeast of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state northeast Nigeria.
Sambisa which can also be seen in the southwestern part of Chad Basin National Park, also share a boundary with Gwoza at the east. Sambisa village lies on the west of Sudanian Savanna and on the southern border of the Sahel Acacia Savanna in Nigeria.
The Sambisa Forest is Found in Sambisa Village which is governed by 4 local government area because of it large landmark which is said to be 518-686 square kilometers, the LGA governing the village include Konduga, Jere, Damboa and Askira/Uba Local Government area. The landmark occupies some parts of Yobe, Gombe, Borno and Bauchi state while along the aisle include Kano, Jigawa, and Darazo.
Resources in Sambisa Village
The Sambisa village is occupied with heavy short trees which are; acacia, baobab, birch, bushwillow, date palm, monkey bread, opepe, rubber, tallow, etc. Sambisa also hosts birds of different species like Abyssinian ground hornbill, Arabian Bustard, African collared dove, black scrub-robin, Francolin, Guinea fowl, Village weaver etc. There are also several mammals like African bush elephant, African leopard, baboon, Grimm’s duiker, hyenas, monkey, etc. found in Sambisa. Indeed Sambisa is a Game Reserve.
The village favors Agricultural practices, the Sambisa village is a good example of arable land if not for the cases of Boko Haram this land will be a nice site to explore though future will tell. The natural resource has made the land a tourist attraction and has to fetch money to the 4 local government area governing the land in the past. The vegetables, grains and other crops are grown in this village include sweet potatoes, groundnuts, cowpea, cassava, tomatoes, spinach, onions, millet, rice, sorghum, wheat, etc.
Population in Sambisa village
Sambisa Village is more of a tourist center than a settlement, the population in Sambisa village is few due to the attack of the terrorist in this village and its neighborhood. The people who live in this village are into Farming, Hunting, Fishing, poultry farming, Logging etc. the occupant of this village mostly live on stem crops and fruits.
Food in Sambisa village
The Northerners in Nigeria have rich delicacies and the people of Sambisa are not left out; they take delight in eating Brabusco, Denderu, Masa, Miyan Yakuwa, Miyan Zogale, Tuwon Acha, etc.
Language in Sambisa village
They speak Kanuri, Shuwa Arabic, and Wandala, while the migrant speaks other languages like the Yoruba, Igbo etc. Many reporters and researchers also travel to Sambisa for many reasons known to them as a result of this many languages are heard among the occupant. The village has many tribes which include Margis, Kanuri, Gamarabu, Fulani etc.
Religion in Sambisa village
Sambisa village is an Islamic own village, the village has more Muslim occupant than any religion. The mosque is easily traceable than any religious worship center.
Festival in Sambisa village
The common festival here is Dubar Festival that is celebrated around the north and in Maiduguri, the festival is celebrated annually. It is usually in remembrance of a war between the ancient kingdoms.
Life in Sambisa is forsaken, however, we hope for a better Sambisa in the future as the colonial master always intended.