Nigerian soldiers begin shooting exercise in Rivers tomorrow

Nigerian soldiers begin shooting exercise in Rivers tomorrow

By Desmond Ejibas/Port Harcourt

The Nigerian Army 6th Division in Rivers has announced that it would commence its annual shooting exercises from Sunday 13 June.

The exercise will end on Sunday 27 June.

Lt.-Col. Charles Ekeocha, the division’s spokesman said in Port Harcourt, that the exercise is aimed at ascertaining the professional competence of troops on the use of firearms.

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 calibre of 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.