The Nigerian Army’s 6th Division has announced that its annual range categorization exercise would take place from June 13 to June 27.
The exercise aimed to determine the professional competence of troops on the use of firearms, according to Lt.-Col. Charles Ekeocha, the division’s spokesman, in a statement released on Friday in Port Harcourt.
He said troops from the division and its affiliated formations and units would conduct the exercise at the Army Shooting Range in Igwuruta and Elele Barracks, both in Ikwerre Council.
“The shooting exercise is a routine activity in the Nigerian Army which involves the firing of various caliber live ammunitions.
“Members of the public, especially residents of Igwuruta and Elele, as well as its environs, are advised to keep away from the general shooting area,” he stated.
The army spokesman also advised the public not to panic over the movement of troops, military hardware and sound of gunshots.