*Reasons Why Nigeria Army Warned Imo State Residents To Keep off Some Areas Of The State

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Residents of Imo State have been advised to keep off from the army range area during its classification exercise to be held from September 5 to 9, 2022.

In a release signed and issued to journalists in Owerri on Saturday, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 34 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Obinze in Owerri, Capt. Joseph Akubo said that the exercise was an annual event involving the use of arms and live ammunition.

He stressed the need for the civilian public to stay away from the range area.

He said: “The Range Classification exercise is an annual event of the Nigerian Army that is aimed at testing personnel effectiveness in weapon handling and firing efficiency. It is an annual event which involves the use of arms and live ammunition”

According to the Army PRO, the 34 Artillery Brigade will commence this year’s Annual Range Classification Exercise from September 5–9, 2022 at the Small Arms Shooting Range, Obinze Barracks.

He said that the exercise will be conducted from 6 am – 6 pm daily throughout the stipulated period.

He said: ” In view of the above, the people of Obinze Town and surrounding communities are strongly advised to keep away from the Range Area throughout the mentioned period”.

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