- The Depot Nigerian Army says it is planning to conduct a shooting exercise in Zaria
- Leutenant Adekunle Akinyele advised residents to keep off the area while the exercise lasts
- Akinyele urges the residents of the affected area not to panic when they hear sounds of gunshot
The Depot Nigerian Army, on Saturday, August 18, warned that it would be conducting an outdoor range classification exercise for its ‘77 regular recruits intake’ from Monday, Aug. 20 to Saturday, September 1, in Zaria.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes a statement by Leutenant Adekunle Akinyele, the assistant director, Army Public Relations, Depot Nigerian Army, Zaria, as revealing this.
The report said Akinyele advised residents of the area to keep-off the area of the exercise.
“The exercise is scheduled to take place at its shooting range located at Kabama and Tohu Villages off Zaria-Kano Expressway from Monday, 20 August to Saturday, 1 September 2018.
“The exercises will involve firing of live ammunition using small arms.
“The authority has put in place safety measures and precautions to ensure a safe and hitch free exercise.
“However, residents of the affected communities are advised to stay away from the range general area within the scheduled period,” the statement said.
Akinyele further advised residents of Kabama and Tohu villages not to panic on seeing movement of troops and hearing the sound of gunshot as it was a routine exercise for the recruits on training in Depot Nigerian Army.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Nigerian Army announced its plan to begin an annual training programme of "Operation Python Dance III" popularly referred to as Exercise Egwu Eke III in the southeast states.
The exercise which had its two previous phases, I and II, would take place in states' formations and units under the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army.
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