It is an interesting moment for officers of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in Abuja as something spectacular is in the offing.


The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is preparing to host the maiden IGP Open National Mixed Martial Arts Championship.


It will take place at the indoor hall, Package ‘B’ of Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

The championship, tagged, ‘ABUJA2023′ is scheduled to take place from December 1 to 4, is aimed at promoting multi-agency collaboration.


Between NPF And Other Agencies

However, the collaboration is between the Nigeria Police Force and other agencies of government at all levels.

This is with a view to serve the needs of citizens for people-centric institutions and police engagements.


According to the organisers, prior to the championship, a sensitization and orientation seminar tagged ‘NPF MMN, Let’s Participate’.

The championship will be held at the Goodluck Ebele International Peacekeeping Hall, Force Headquarters Abuja.

The championship will include Nigerian Police Force mixed martial arts athletes, coaches, referees and physical health education instructors from all Police training institutions.

National Mixed Martial Arts

In addition, the organisers said the seminar slated for December 2, 2023.


Also, it is expected to facilitate the needed sensitisation and awareness among all mixed martial arts stakeholders and members of the public.

This is so as it will serve as a crucial platform for planning and organisation of the IGP Open National Mixed Martial Arts Championship, Abuja 2023.


A female officer of the Nigerian Police Force, Juliet Ukah, is reigning African EFC Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion.

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She defeated South Africa’s Crystal Van Wyk to emerge champion in the African Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) in April this year.

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