Army Begins Inter Brigade Combat Proficiency Competition In Sokoto State
The 8 Division of Nigerian Army Sokoto State, has commenced an inter-brigade combat proficiency competition for officers, to test their team spirit and battle readiness.
The week-long event has participants from 1 Brigade Gusau, 17 Brigade Katsina, and 8 Division Garrison, Sokoto.
In his address, the General Officer Commanding, Major General Godwin Mutkut, said; “the Nigerian Army places a huge premium on the development of its personnel.”
Mutkut explained that the participants are expected to compete in combat swimming, half marathon, map reading, weapon handling, and obstacle crossing.
He said; “the competition would provide an avenue for members of the lower levels of the officer cadre to showcase their leadership skills, proficiency in weapon handling, regimentation, navigation, esprit de corps, and teamwork.”
“The training is a cardinal pillar of the Chief of Army Staff’s philosophy to transform the Nigerian Army into a well-trained, equipped, and highly motivated force towards achieving responsibilities within a joint environment.
“Nigeria is currently bedeviled by a myriad of security challenges. These challenges include insurgency, kidnapping, militancy, and armed robbery among others.
“To address these challenges, the Armed forces have continued to upscale its training and military exercises,” Mutkut said.
He urged the participants to engage in healthy competition and abide by the rules, regulations, and guidelines guiding the exercise.
The Commander, 1 Brigade, Brig. General Sani Ahmad said that adequate arrangements have been made to ensure seamless competition.
NAN/ Mercy Chukwudiebere