The Nigerian Police Force said about 3,200 of its athletes will participate at the 2016 biennial Police Games billed to commence on March, 19, 2016.
Speaking at a press briefing yesterday in Abuja, the chairman of the games’ central planning committee and the 2016 Police Week, AIG James Caulcrick, said the 3, 200 athletes expected from all states of the federation, will take part in the one-week-long competition at the National Stadium, Abuja, till March 26, when it is expected to end.
The Nigerian Police Day was first held on April 7, 1973 under the leadership of then IGP Kam Salem and it was aimed at allowing officers and men of the force socialise and take some time off from the rigours of police work.
The yearly event has availed the nation the talent of sportsmen like DSP Samuel Peter (WBC Heavyweight champion 50kg, 2008), Inspector Loveth Ekufu (World champion, kick-boxing, 50kg), Inspector Kikelomo Ajayi (former skipper, Super Falcons), late SP Sunday Bada (Olympic gold medalist, 2000), among others.
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