By Ibrahim Gwamna Mshelizza

THE Chief of Army Staff, Lt, Gen. Tukur Buratai has said that the Nigerian Army is holding the Small Arms Championship 2017 in Sambiza forest to dominate the forest and consolidate on peace building.

General Buratai who disclosed this at the Military Command Control Centre Maimalari Cantonment Maiduguri after receiving brief from Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor said “ the championship will sharpen marksmanship among troops and promote the sprit of sportsmanship”.

He said the Commander in Chief; President Buhari will be represented at the occasion, while the top hierarchy of the military are expected to grace the occasion.

“I am in Maiduguri as part of routine visit to the operation Lafiya Dole Theatre to assess the operation and boost the morale of troops and also as part of NASAC 2017 which will be kick started on Monday”, Buratai added.

It could be recalled that the last time NASAC was held, was in Jaji in 2007 then under the leadership of Lt. General Danbazau but was however revived by present Chief of Army Staff, General Buratai like many other Army activities that were revived.

Source: The Nigerian Voice (local news)