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Army begins massive shooting in Imo, warns civilians



The 34 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Obinze in Owerri, has said it will begin its annual range classification exercise from Sept. 5-9, and advises residents to keep off the area..

This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday by Capt. Joseph Akubo, Assistant Director, Army Public Relations
Akubo said that the exercise would involve the use of arms and live ammunition, thus the need for civilians to stay away from areas around Small Arms Shooting Range, Obinze Barracks.

He explained that the range classification was to test the effectiveness of personnel in weapon handling and firing efficiency, adding that it would be conducted from 6am – 6pm daily.

“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”, he said.

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