The Nigerian Army 6 Division, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, will commence its annual range classification exercise from Sunday June 13, to Sunday, June 27.
Lt. Col. Charles Ekeocha, the Public Relations Officer, made the announcement in a statement.
The spokesman said the exercise is to ascertain the professional competence of troops on the use of firearms.
Troops from the division and affiliated formations and units would conduct the exercise at the Army Shooting Range in Igwuruta and Elele Barracks, both in Ikwerre.
“The shooting exercise is a routine activity in the Nigerian Army which involves the firing of various caliber live ammunition”, Ekeocha noted.
Residents of Igwuruta and Elele and environs were advised to keep away from the general shooting area.
Ekeocha also told them to remain calm over the movement of troops, military hardware and the sound of gunshots.