Deborah Pam and Stephen Joshua emerged winners of the fourth edition of the Chief of Defence Staff Armed Forces and Security Agencies Half Marathon Championship, Abuja 2023.
Deborah Pam emerged overall winner for the female category while Stephen Joshua won the male category.
Pam represented the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) while Stephen Joshua represented the Federal Fire Service (FSS).
In the team events, the Nigerian Army emerged winners, Nigeria Police Force came second while the Nigerian Air Force came 3rd at the keenly contested event.
The event had 250 military athletes representing 13 security agencies.
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, in his remarks tasked security agencies to in the interest of national security appreciate and protect each other as partners and co-stakeholders.
He said men of the Armed Forces and Security Agencies have in the past brought athletic glory to Nigeria through the number of international trophies they won.
“Unity among security agencies will foster public trust in us and improve their appreciation of our enormous sacrifices in confronting these security challenges. I therefore urge you to continue to be guided, at all times, by the sense of professionalism and spirit of sportsmanship in the discharge of your sacred duties”.