The Army Headquarters Garrison emerged overall winner at the Inter Division Platoon Obstacles Crossing Competition held in Bauchi.
The competition which commenced on 10 Aug 21 with 7 formations participating ended today 13 Aug 21.
The formations that participated in the competition are; 1, 2, 3 and 6 Divisions of the NA. Others are; 81 Div, 82 Div and AHQ Gar. 82 Div emerged 2nd while 3 Div came 3rd and 1 Div came 7th.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi state, Sen Bala Mohammed commended the Nigerian Army for organising the competition.
The Governor who was represented by His Deputy Sen Baba Tela, expressed happiness with the effort of the Nigerian Army at maintaining security in the nation.
He assured of the support of the Government and people of Bauchi state to the NA in its effort to Keep the country safe and united.
Declaring the competition closed the COAS represented by the Commander Armoured Corps Maj Gen S Idris commended the troops for their efforts during the competition.
He noted that the competition created the enabling environment to exhibit military camaraderie needed for cooperation and unity of efforts in the conduct of training for operations.
The COAS therefore implored the participants to bring the experience garnered during the competition to bare in the NA effort at combating insurgency, terrorism, armed banditry and other security challenges.
The COAS thanked the President Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Federal Republic of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari for his unrelenting support to the NA.
The event was hosted by 33 Bde on behalf of 3 Div NA. A team from the Nigerian Air Force Special Operations Command Bauchi conducted a novelty obstacle crossing which added colour to the event.
The event was witnessed by Commanders, Representatives of GOCs of the competing formations as well as Heads of other security agencies.