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Nigerian Army wins 2024 National Shooting Championship

Posted : 16 April 2024

The Nigerian Army has emerged as the champions of the 2024 National Open Shooting Championship, sponsored by the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla.

The Nigeria Army won a total of 10 medals, consisting of 7 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze, at the end of the five-day National Championship held at the indoor sports hall of Moshood Abiola Stadium (Package B) in Abuja.

The Department of State Services (DSS) finished second with 4 gold, 7 silver, and 2 bronze; the Nigeria Navy placed third with 1 silver and 2 bronze, while the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) came in fourth place with 1 silver and 1 bronze.

The Target Games Club, with 1 silver and 1 bronze, finished in fifth position; the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) with 2 bronze, finished in sixth position, while North East won 1 bronze to place seventh after the conclusion of the National Open Shooting Championship.

The Acting Director of Physical Training Army, Brigadier General Abdulrahim Bello, commended the shooters for putting up brilliant displays at the Championship.

Brig Gen Bello said the performance of the team has further shown that the Army remains the leading agency in shooting, promising that the Nigerian Army will continue to support the growth of sports.

He said, “The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, will be impressed that the Nigerian Army emerged winners of the National Shooting Championship. I want to congratulate the shooters who represented the service at the championship because they put on a brilliant display against their opponents.

“The Nigeria Army will ensure we continue to give support to our athletes to get maximum output. We have loads of sporting activities in the coming months, and I want to assure you that the Nigerian Army will not relent in the quest to dominate Nigeria and Africa at large.”

The team Capture/Coach Major Oluremi Olusegun also appreciates Brigadier General Bello for his consistent support and guidance given to the team.


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