The 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Katsina, has advised residents to stay clear from the 35 Battalion Range, located in Natsinta village, Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.
This is as troops of 3 Brigade will be conducting a live ammunition shooting exercise in the area, on Friday, March 18, 2022.
The announcement was contained in a press statement made available to DAILY POST by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, of the 17 Brigade, Lieutenant Sinivie Tamuno.
“The exercise is part of the annual routine training activities of the Nigerian Army, usually conducted across Formations and Units to ensure proficiency and productivity amongst personnel,” Tamuno said
He also noted that “the formation has put in place adequate precautionary measures to ensure a hitch free exercise.”
He advised residents of the area, as well as farmers and herders to kindly stay off the range area for the period of the exercise.
In the same vein, he urged the general public to avoid panicking on sighting troop’s movements and hearing the sound of gunfire at the range area during the exercise period.
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