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Nigerian Army’s 1 division inter-brigade competition to showcase weapon handling skills, others



Soldiers to demonstrate weapon handling prowess at 1 division Nigerian Army's inter-brigade competition

The 1 Division of the Nigerian Army launched its inter-brigade competition in Kano on Monday, featuring participants from three brigades within the division.

Specifically designed for personnel ranked corporal and below, the competition encompasses various activities including drills, weapons handling, map reading, and obstacle crossings.

Soldiers from the 1 Division Garrison in Kaduna, 31 Artillery Brigade in Minna, Niger, and the host, 3 Brigade in Kano, are vying for top honors in the proficiency contest.

Major-General Mayirenso Saraso, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Division, officially opened the four-day competition, underscoring its significance in testing the efficiency, endurance, and mental capacity of the participants.

The GOC stressed the importance of enhancing soldiers’ physical fitness and readiness to address prevailing security challenges.

Brigadier-General Musa Sadik, representing the GOC, echoed these sentiments, noting the critical need to continually strengthen training and operations, particularly in the face of evolving security threats.

The brigade commander expressed gratitude to Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, the Chief of Army Staff, for his support in facilitating the competition.

He urged soldiers to compete with integrity and serve as exemplary ambassadors for their respective brigades.

The event is not only an opportunity for soldiers to showcase their skills but also fosters camaraderie and cooperation among units within the division’s area of responsibility.

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