Away from the bombings and sound of bullets, the city of Maiduguri, Borno state is set to host a marathon race tagged ' Marathon for Peace 2017'.

The planned marathon is a brainchild of a sports consultancy outfits, Twin Huts Concept Ltd who are already working behind the scene to have a successful race.

It is understood that the race which has been tentatively slated for April 29, 2017 will be powered by the Nigerian Army in their quests to assist in the rebuilding of the state.

The marathon organisers are also planning a charity event tagged 'Concert for Peace'.

The event which will be the first of its kind in the North East since the Boko Haram insurgence and the victory of the Nigerian Army will feature A-class entertainers in Nigeria.

According to the Chairman, Twin Huts Concept Ltd, Tunde Giwa Daramola, the Army boss has been supportive of sporting intiatives in recent times

He said: “Over the years, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai has promoted watersports, basketball, boxing amongst others. He is currently championing the attempt by the Nigeria Army to regain its rightful position in Nigerian sports.

“It will be another opportunity to show the world that normalcy has returned to the North East as the focus is now on rebuilding and attracting investors to the area”.

Prize monies and awards will go to winners in the men, women, boys and girls, IDPs, Handicapped and Veterans categories.