The Depot Nigerian Army, Zaria, in Kaduna State has advised residents to keep-off its range area and not to panic as it begins its 2019 Annual Range Classification from August 20 to August 28.
The Army revealed this in a statement by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Depot Nigerian Army, Maj. Sydney Nbaneme and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Zaria on Saturday.
The statement read:
“The Depot Nigerian Army Annual Range Classification is scheduled to take place at the Depot NA range Dogarawa from Thursday, 20 August to Wednesday 28 August 2019.
“The exercise which is directed at assessing troops’ proficiency in weapon handling will include firing of ammunitions using small arms.
“The authority has put in place safety measures and precautions to ensure safe and hitch-free exercise.
“However, residents of the affected communities are advised to stay away from the range general area within the period of the exercise.”
The statement also enjoined residents of the area not to panic seeing movement of troops and hearing the sound of small arms.
It assured them that it was a routine exercise for the troops of the Depot Nigerian Army.