The 3 Armored Division of the Nigerian Army said it will embark on firing test of its soldiers to ascertain their level of accuracy in weapon firing and handling from tomorrow.
The two-day exercise is meant to test the soldiers dexterity in handling weapons.
A statement by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations from the Maxwell Khobe cantonment, Colonel Texas Chukwu, said: “The exercise involves shooting of guns and is meant for soldiers of the 43 Division undergoing basic engineering course for 2014”.
According to him: “The two-day shooting exercise, which will start from Monday 21st July at the 3 Division Military Shooting Range Miango in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, is part of the course programme for week 6 which is meant to test soldiers ability on weapon handling and accuracy in firing.
“The exercise will also involve the use of explosives as well as other accessories expected to generate sound”.
The army colonel advised “Members of the general public in Plateau state, especially residents of Miango, Jebu Bassa, Rukuba, Fulani cattle rearers, farmers and other communities within the range to be aware and avoid panic during the exercise.
“There will also be sporadic or mass movement of personnel vehicles and equipment during the exercise”.
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