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Army recruits begin shooting exercise Monday

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Regular Recruits Intake, Depot, Nigerian Army, Zaria will commence a one week introductory shooting exercise on Monday at Kabama and Tahu village off Zaria-Kano Expressway.

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This is contained in a statement by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Haruna Mohammed-Sani and made available on Friday.

“In continuation of the training activities mapped-out for Recruits of 76 Regular Intake, a follow up exercise tagged ‘Introductory Shoot Practice 2 and Exercise Second Leg’ are scheduled to hold from Monday, Sep. 25 to Friday, Oct. 17.

“The exercise is scheduled to take place at the Depot Nigerian Army Range located at Kabama and Tahu village off Zaria-Kano Expressway and Karaukarau village on Birnin Gwari road respectively,” Mr Mohammed-Sani, army captain, said.

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According to the statement, the exercise will involve firing of live ammunitions using small arms.

It said authorities had put in place safety measures and precautions to ensure a safe and hitch-free exercise.

The statement, however, advised residents of the affected communities to stay away from the range within the period of the exercise.

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“Residents of Kabama, Tahu and Karaukarau are enjoined not to panic when seeing movement of troops and hearing the sound of small arms.

“It is a routine exercise for recruits on training in the Depot Nigerian Army,” the statement added.



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