The Nigerian Army is to conduct an annual range classification exercise in Imo State.
According to a statement signed by the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Mohammed, he said the exercise is geared towards rekindling the spirit of professionalism in weapons handling.
He said the 82 Division will conduct the exercise at the 34 Brigade Military Range in Owerri, Imo State and is scheduled to hold from Monday 8- Friday May 12 2017 for both officers and soldiers of the headquarters of the 82 Division.
Full Text of the statement reads:
1 In the rekindle spirit of professionalism especially in weapons handling, the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army will conduct it’s Annual Range Classification Exercise at the 34 Brigade Military Range in Owerri, Imo State.
The training/exercise for the year 2017 is scheduled to start from Monday 8 – Friday 12 May, 2017 for both officers and soldiers of the Headquarters 82 Division.
2. 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 soldier in mastery of assigned weapon(s) are professionally tested.
3. All necessary arrangements for the safety of lives and properties during the exercise have been put in place. Consequently, members of the publics are also requested not to panic for seeing sporadic movements of Army vehicles and troops in the stated dates. However, people are hereby encourage to go about their normal duties unhindered.
4. In view of this,you are please requested to disseminate this important information to the general public in both English and Igbo languages. 5. Thanks for your usual cooperation please. Accept the highest regards of the General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Nigerian Army.
Deputy Director Army Public Relations