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Bush Exercise: Army tells residents to stay clear of designated areas.

The Nigerian Army on Friday announced that its Nigerian Military School (NMS) in Zaria will conduct bush exercise from Monday, Dec. 3 to Dec. 12 and advised residents of the exercise areas to keep-off designated areas.

In a statement in Kaduna,t Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, NMS, Lt. Adekunle Adeyemi-Akinleye, said, “In line with the Nigerian Military School (NMS) Training Directives for the 2018/2019 Academic Session, the Final Bush Exercise for the SS3 Boys of the School is scheduled to commence from Monday 3 to Wednesday 12 December, 2018”.

Adeyemi-Akinleye said the exercise was expected to hold within Chindit Cantonment, Hanwa and Shika Dam in Sabongari Local Government area and Karau-Karau in Giwa Local Government area.

“The Exercise is tagged “EX DOGON-DUTSE”. He said the exercise would be training activities on Map Reading, Day and Night Navigation, Watermanship/Boating, Skill at Arms and Tent Striking as well as Field Training Exercises that will involve firing of live ammunition using small arms.

“The activities will climax to Camp Fire Night schedule for 12 Dec. 2018 at the NMS Parade Ground from 1830hrs –2200hrs,” he said.

According to Adeyemi-Akinleye, the authority has put in place safety precautions to ensure a safe and hitch free exercise.

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