1 Division Nigerian Army on Monday’s evening received eight trophies won by the team of the devision who emerged the overall winner of the 2019 Nigerian Army Small Arms competition held in Ibadan, Oyo State last week.
In general,1 Division team came first in AK 47, Pistol, battle marksmanship, falling plate, female event, NA marksmanship, best shot AK47 (individual) and best shot SLDR to emerge the overall winner of the exercise.
The team, who defeated the host, 2 Division Ibadan and seven other divisions with 2,276 points after five weeks of extensive training in Jaji in preparedness for the competition.
General Officer Commanding, 1 Div Kaduna, Major General Faruq Yahya said, it became necessary to appreciate the participating troops to serve as encouragement even as they discharge their responsibility.
According to him, “the team became the overall winner of the fierce competition after five weeks of extensive training before departed for Ibadan.
“This year’s event held between 12-15 November 2019 in which the team performed creditably well to emerge victorious.
“In 2017, they came fourth. But in 2019, we came first. This shows we are learning from experience and improving in it to be where we are today.
“The Division shall continue to support efforts that will always prepare it’s men as responsive men of the Nigerian Army in the protection of the territorial integrity of Nigeria.”