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President Muhammadu Buhari

The moral of the Nigerian army of the gallant soldiers would be high from any moment from now. The (C-in-C) Commander-In-Chief of the Arm Forces of Nigeria, the President Muhammadu Buhari will visit the gallant soldiers in Sambisa Forest, in Borno State the former enclave and stronghold of deadly terrorist group, Boko Haram on Monday 27th March 2017 to declare open the Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship (NASAC) 2017.

The terrorist group, Boko Haram, who at the peak of its siege on the nation occupied towns in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states respectively, made the Sambisa Forest their stronghold and strategic headquarters until they were pushed out by the Nigeria military  late last year 2016.

The Nigeria army with other security agencies had declared Sambisa Forest as proposed site for military institution, building roads into it and kick-starting the new status of Sambisa Forest with the hosting of the annual Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship (NASAC).

It was disclosed that the Annual Small Arms Competition which will kick starts on Monday 27 March 2017 is expected to be hosted by the Chief-In-Commander (C-in-C) of the Army Forces of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari.

That the C-in-C is to be accompanied by the Minister of Defense, Alhaji Mansur Ali and Service Chiefs,  Chief of Defense Staff, General Gabriel Olanisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Abubakar Sadique and  Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Obet Ebas.

That the Chief of Training and Operations of Nigeria Army, Major General David Amadu, during a press briefing on Friday in Maiduguri to kick-start the 2017 championship, said the championship would  be formally declared open by the C-in-C, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday 27 March, 2017.

Chief of Training and Operations of Nigeria Army, Major General David Amadu disclosed that the championship which drew to a close on Friday 31 March 2017, has lined up a chain of activities which would include medical outreach to Bama, Konduga, and Magumeri IDPs camps, educational training for Army Education Corps in Maiduguri, security awareness meetings with the traditional rulers and distribution of relief materials to IDPs within Maiduguri and surrounding towns.

Chief of Training and Operations of Nigeria Army, Major General David Amadu further reiterates that the Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship (NASAC) was aimed at testing and shaping the intelligence and professional capacity of the Nigerian Army officers and soldiers as well as equipment.

The Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship (NASAC) is general considered by the public as very good development because the competition will enable the youth to be great, develop good skills, the youth will be employed by the army for the general good of the nation and Boko Haram will find it hard to recruit them for evil purposes. This is a good beginning.