As part of efforts to face the terrorism challenges facing the country, the Nigerian Army has organized a training competition in weapon handling, combat swimming, map reading and physical fitness.
The 3-day training competition which involves 165 warrant officers and senior non-commissioned officers from five divisions is also aimed at transforming the army into a force, better able to meet contemporary challenges.
According to the General Officer Commanding, 2 division Ibadan, General Abubakar Jibrin, the training competition will afford the soldiers the opportunity of preparing to face current challenges facing the country, especially terrorism.
The officers will take part in arms handling, map reading, courage and stamina building to further equip them as agents of the federal government and motivate them on the need to defend the nation’s territorial integrity.
The annual training competition is taking place at the Sobi cantonment Ilorin, of the 22 armoured brigade.