The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army has won the 2017 Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship 2017 which was held at the Sambisa Forest in Maiduguri, North East Nigeria.
The 7 Division a relatively new division beat the other divisions of the force to emerge champions of the small arms championship.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen.Tukur Buratai, had said that this the 2017 Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship in Sambisa Forest was to consolidate the army’s grip on the area.
He had said: “We have been in the North East, fighting the Boko Haram terrorists, and you know the significance of the Sambisa Forest to them.
“It used to be one of their centres; in fact, we suspect that their command and control centre was located there before its eventual capture.’’