Army conducts weapons handling exercise in Owerri

Posted by News Express | 10 May 2017 | 1,881 times

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In the rekindle spirit of professionalism especially in weapons handling, the 82 Division Nigerian Army will conduct its Annual Range Classification Exercise at the 34 Brigade Military Range in Owerri, Imo State.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, the training/exercise for the year 2017 started on Monday, May 8, and ends on Friday, May 12, 2017 for both officers and soldiers of the Headquarters 82 Division.

According to the statement, “The exercise is meant to ascertain the serviceability of some weapons in the Division’s inventory and to improve on the performance of individual soldier’s skills in weapons handling. Similarly, through such exercises, the agility, preparedness and effectiveness of a soldier in mastery of assigned weapon(s) are professionally tested.

“All necessary arrangements for the safety of lives and properties during the exercise have been put in place. Consequently, members of the public particularly the inhabitants of Obinze community and surrounding villages are advised to keep off from the general exercise area (34 Brigade Military Range).

“The publics are also requested not to panic for seeing sporadic movements of army vehicles and troops on the stated dates. However, people are hereby encouraged to go about their normal duties unhindered.”

Source: News Express

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