4 March 2012

Nigeria: Stay Clear of Shooting Range, Don't Panic, Army Advises Public

The 3 Armoured Division Garrison of the Nigerian Army and its affiliate units would conduct live firing at its shooting range in Miango, near Jos, between March 5 and March 14, a statement has said.

The statement, signed by Lt. Saleh Buba for the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, in Jos, said that there would be a large movement of troops and sounds of gun shots during the period.

"During this period, there will be large movement of military personnel and other military wares. There will be sounds of gun shots of different calibres of weapons.

"The general public and Fulani cattle rearers and farmers are requested to stay away from the general area within this period to avoid being hit by bullets."

The statement, however, advised members of the public not to panic or entertain any fear over the development as it was purely a normal military training exercise.

While regretting the inconveniences the exercise would cause members of the public around the area, the statement said that adequate safety measures had been put in place to safeguard lives.

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