The Second Division of the Nigerian Army, Ibadan has said that the division’s affiliate formations and units would conduct the 2023 annual range shooting exercise beginning tomorrow till the 22nd of this month.
The division, in a statement signed in Ibadan by the acting Deputy-Director, Army Public Relations, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Ekeocha, maintained that the exercise would hold from April 15 to 22 at the Major General Azinta Shooting Range, Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment, Ojo, Ibadan.
According to him, the exercise is to refresh the weapon handling proficiency of officers and soldiers and test-fire the weapons to ensure their reliability in times of need.
He, therefore, advised neighbouring communities to the cantonment not to panic on hearing the sounds of gunfire during the period, as measures were being put in place to ensure their safety.
In the meantime, Lieutenant Colonel Ekeocha added that most importantly, those farming within the vicinity are advised to avoid the range area throughout the exercise.