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IGP Taekwondo championship has improved self-defence skills in officers -Ebikefe



SP Stella Ebikefe, Chairman, Nigeria Police Taekwondo, on Thursday said that the Inspector General of Police Taekwondo Championship has improved officers’ self-defence skills.

Ebikefe told the Nigeria News Agency ahead of the 8th Edition of the IGP Taekwondo Championship in Port Harcourt that the sports had kept participating officers fit.

She disclosed that over eight clubs would be participating in the championship that was highly competitive.

“So far so good, taekwondo has developed tremendously in the rank and file of the Nigeria Police, as it has helped them in self-defence.

“It has really helped police officers to defend themselves during unexpected combat and in competitive events,” she said.

According to Ebikefe, the 8th edition is the first time the event will be holding in Port Harcourt because all the previous editions were held in Lagos.

The chairman of the IGP Taekwondo championship disclosed the Nigeria Army team and individual athletes were invited to challenge the police team.

“This competition is not only for the police, as we invited the army, civilians and others to be part of it to make the police more formidable.

“This is to challenge them as the champions and prepare them to perform better in competitions outside Nigeria, especially for the upcoming Police Taekwondo Championship holding later in New Mexico later in the year,” she added.

The 8th Edition of the IGP Taekwondo Championship is to hold between July 25 and 27 in Port Harcourt.

Edited by Ifeyinwa Omowole