The Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship which will be held this year in Sambisa forest, Borno is expected to be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Maj.-Gen. David Ahmad, the Chief of Training and Operations, Nigerian Army headquarters, made this known to the Press on Friday.
Ahmadu said the event was to take place from March 27 to 31 at the former hideout of the Boko Haram insurgents.
The championship which is part of the training activities of the Nigerian Army is aimed at perfecting marksmanship of its personnel.
According to Ahmadu, “It is a championship among the formations of the Nigerian Army, the objective of the event is to sharpen the marksmanship skills of the army personnel… All formations of the Nigerian Army will be competing with the best carting away the prestigious Chief of Army Staff trophy.”
Ahmadu went on to say that the goal of the championship was to achieve total defeat and kicking out of Boko Haram terrorists from their operational headquarters in camp zero in Sambisa forest.
The championship will also set the stage for the ongoing plan to hasten up and make the Sambisa forest a generally area safe for habitation.