July 20, 2024

Exercise: Don’t panic over shooting – Army tells Kaduna residents

The 1 Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna, on Wednesday urged residents neighboring the shooting range not to panic over the field training exercise for Basic Battle Course 7, telling them to go about their daily activities without fear.

The acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations of the Division, Lt.-Col.. Musa Yahaya, gave the advice in a statement issued in Kaduna.

Yahaya also advised the residents to report any breach of security to the Division’s Headquarters.

He said, “1 Division Training School will conduct its final field Training Exercise for Basic Battle Course 7, within its training area around the schools’ premises in Dalet Cantonment from June 24 -28.”

According to him, the exercise is designed to test the students’ shooting ability and physical fitness which would ascertain their preparedness for a real life battle.

“The Field Training Exercise will include the use of blank ammunition and pyrotechnics to simulate real time battle situations both in the day and at night.

“Formations, Units and locals living around the Division Training School will observe tactical drills which involve firing blank ammunition and pyrotechnics during this period.

“Residents in the neighboring Formation, Units and locals are therefore advised not to panic and go about their normal daily routine activities without fear.

“We sincerely apologise to communities around Dalet Barracks and plead for their understanding during the period of the exercise,” Yahaya said.

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