The Nigerian Army, on Tuesday, said its School of Military Police, Zaria, would conduct Annual Range Classification towards the end of this month and advised residents to keep-off the area.

Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Depot Nigerian Army/Nigerian Military School, Lt. Adekunle Adeyemi-Akinleye, stated in a statement in Zaria.

Adeyemi-Akinleye said that the exercise would be conducted at its shooting range located at Tohu and Kabama villages in Dogarawa, Sabobgari Local Government Area, Kaduna State.

He said: “Annual Range Classification is a routine activity aimed at assessing the proficiency of the troops on weapons handling.

“The exercise will involve the firing of live ammunition using small arms. The authority has put in place safety measures and precautions to ensure a safe and hitch-free exercise.

“However, residents of Dogarawa village are advised to stay away from the range general area within the scheduled period.”

According to Adeyemi-Akinleye, residents of the affected communities are urged not to panic at the sight of moving troops and hearing the sound of gunshots.

He said that it was a routine exercise for soldiers of Nigerian Army School of Military Police.