Army to hold field shooting exercise in Badagry

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos

Barring any last minutes change of plans, men of the 243 Battalion of the Nigerian Army are expected to hold a field exercise in Badagry area of Lagos.

According to a statement issued by the formation, copy of which was made available to BLACKFACE on Friday, the exercise will involve shooting of guns and other light weapons.

The statement signed and issued by Lt.-Col. Kingsley Samuel, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, in Lagos added that the exercise is scheduled to hold between June 20 and 24 at Ibereko, Badagry.

“The general public, particularly locals as well as farmers around Badagry to Kakon general area, are please requested to keep off the entire exercise area.

“They are not to panic on hearing gunshots while the field exercise lasts. The exercise is part of the training to keep the soldiers in shape. “It is a routine exercise to keep the soldiers physically and mentally ready,’’ the statement said.

 

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