The 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Rukuba, near Jos, on Monday, began its 2023 annual range firing exercise at its Small Arms Range in Miango, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, startling some residents.
Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations of the Division, Lt.-Col. Ishaku Takwa, stated in Jos that the exercise would end on April 20.
“The event is an annual exercise organised to upscale the proficiency of troops in the use of weapons to improve their professional competencies.
“It will include the firing of different calibres of military weapons.
“The general public, especially people living around the Miango general area are advised not to panic on the sighting mass movement of troops and on hearing gunshots,’’ he said.
Takwa warned residents to stay away from the range throughout the period of the exercise.