12 September 2018

Nigeria: Army to Conduct Shooting Exercise, Advises Residents to Keep-Off

The Depot Nigerian Army says it will conduct a final bush exercise tagged: "Exercise Kungama" for 77 Regular Recruits Intake from September 17 and September 30.

Adekunle Adeyemi-Akinyele, Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations of the Depot Nigerian Army, made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday in Zaria, Kaduna State.

"The recruits of 77 Regular Intake would be having their final bush exercise, nick-named "Exercise Kungama" from Monday, 17 to Sunday 30, September, 2018 at Falgore Forest Base Camp along Tudun Wada-Falgore-Saminaka Road.

"The exercise will involve firing of live ammunition using small arms and artillery guns. The authority has put in place safety precautions to ensure a safe and hitch-free exercise.

"Residents around Tudun-Wada, Falgore village, Kwanar Dan Gora and Dakatsalle in both Kaduna and Kano States are advised to go about their daily activities without panic."

Mr Adeyemi-Akinyele, said however, that residents of the affected villages should stay away from the exercise areas. (NAN)

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