Buhari heads to Sambisa Forest Monday

FILE PHOTO: President Buhari in Army Uniform

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to declare open this year’s Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship in Sambisa forest in Borno.

David Ahmadu, the Chief of Training and Operations, Nigerian Army headquarters, disclosed this at a news conference on the championship in Maiduguri on Friday.

Mr. Ahmadu, a major general, said the event was slated for March 27 to 31 at the former stronghold of the terrorist Boko Haram sect.

He said the championship was part of the training activities of the Nigerian Army aimed at sharpening the marksmanship of its personnel.

“The Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship otherwise known as NASAC is part of the training activities scheduled for 2017.

“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,’’ Mr. Ahmadu said.

He said, “All formations of the Nigerian Army will be competing with the best carting away the prestigious Chief of Army Staff trophy.’’

Mr. Ahmadu said the championship was aimed at consolidating on the total defeat and routing out of Boko Haram terrorists from their operational headquarters in camp zero in Sambisa forest.

“Furthermore, the championship will also mark the commencement of the ongoing plan to move speedily and make the Sambisa forest general area safe for habitation.

“It is also to make the place an area for the Nigerian Army training activities,’’ he said.

Mr. Ahmadu said: “To this end provisions had already been made for the reopening of more roads, construction of culverts and bridges by army engineers to facilitate easy movement to the general area.

“There is no gainsaying that the championship is set to another epoch making event that will further emphasise the Nigerian Army efforts and resolve in meeting its constitutional role of defending the territorial integrity of the nation,’’ he said.

(NAN)


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  • Bash

    Is this a measure of confidence or foolhardiness to announce in advance the arrival of a commander in chief into a war zone?

    • muhammadunfagge

      You are right. It is true Bash, it shouldn’t have been annouced. It should be secretely done.

  • muhammadunfagge

    It is true Bash, it shouldn’t have been annouced. It should be secretely done.

  • Impulse400

    @muhammadunfagge:disqus and @Bash, the advanced announcement is bait to attract targets that will be used in the Boko Haram shooting competition. The personnel with the highest number of sect kills, wins.

    • alhaja tunsj soyemi(iya basira

      But what if the sect has the highest number of personnel kills?

      • Impulse400

        Buhari himself will carry gun, them never born the Boko.

    • Otile

      That is not good.

  • Arc Miskin Omosco

    Death bounty!!!
    I beg plsssssss they should show the competition life. They will make money and it will be fun all the way.

    • Arc Miskin Omosco

      Better still can be called “the purge”.

    • Otile

      What are you talking about, make money where? My friend, it is a war zone. Are you mocking the displaced persons who were bombed to death in IDPs?

  • Julius

    This can’t be true !. Otile the Mr. fake intellectual said Buhari was dead so, how can he be going around doing his job ?

    • dele20

      Our competent president BUHARI will live long in prosperity, let the critics continue saying trash

      • Julius

        Amen !. Dont mind the haters

        • aboki

          They think and believe by Oracle’s Prophecy.
          They claimed to be CHRISTIAN despite their anti Christ attitudes.
          They have forgotten that DEATH is a NECESSARY END it would come when it’s supposed to come. According to them they give or take life WAILERS ke nan.

          • Julius

            So are some of them that claims to be going to Mecca as a good Muslims but, nothing but evils. You are right. It’s shameful .

          • Otile

            I know you and your co-musilimi, anti-intellectual Abdul aka Julius are talking about me. One thing is certain, that is, I am a good Christian man, both of you are devout Muslims. I don’t envy you guys. Another thing I ask from both of you is to tell your Imam to stop persecuting us, Christians. Abokina, ka ji ko?

    • Otile

      Anti-intellectual,

      Everybody know that you are every inch anti-intellectual. An intellectual does not win arguments with hysterics such as: lolz,
      yeah, lmaoo, smhd, hahahahahaha, !!!, plus all sorts of wrong punctuation. An intellectual does not win
      arguments by name calling, insults and curses. Your ad hominem attacks
      give you away. Your red herring premises show how illogical you are.
      Before you attack anybody again make sure you save yourself from the
      exposure of syllogism, fallacies, circular arguments and other logical
      errors. If you were an intellectual these shortcoming would not be
      rampant in your comments. Ignorance does not help.

  • dele20

    Kudos to our president Buhari

  • dele20

    This administration says no more terrorism

    • Otile

      Imam Mohamed cannot wish them away with his fruitless visit to Sambisa.

      • dele20

        Mannerless

      • dele20

        Senseless

  • International games

    This is good Psychological warfare by the Army if indeed the President will be there. By announcing it and showing up, it demonstrates to the average citizen that the country is returning back to normal. I am a critic of Mr. President’s economic and political decisions, but I must commend him highly on this military move if indeed he carries it out. This is what is called a Psychological defeat to the ruffians in the bush.

    • Otile

      How much money is chasing Islamic terrorists costing us? The losers in this fruitless war are people of the Niger Delta who are deprived of their God-given resources in vain pursuit of raping Islamists.

  • Isaac Azor

    Kudos to Nigeria’s Commander in Chief. Please remember the military personnel that were dismissed, abait wrongly, for refusing to fight without adequate equipments. May God bless our military.