The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) will commence its final outdoor Exercise Camp Highland for 68 Regular Course Army Cadets from 25 July – 14 August 2021 in Plateau and Kaduna States respectively.
The exercise is designed to test the Cadets Leadership skills, Physical fitness, Map Reading, Command and Control capabilities among other military competencies.
The exercise is also a major platform used to ascertain the level of preparedness of the final year Army Cadets before their Commissioning as Officers in the Nigerian Armed Forces.
Consequently, communities living a round Heipang in Barkin Ladi and Shere Hills in Jos, Plateau state are enjoined not to panic on seeing mass movement of military personnel, vehicles and equipment in the general area from 25 – 31 July 2021.
Similarly, residents of Katul Crosding, Gidan Ali, Katul- Zangon Kstaf, Dutsen Bako, Kamaru-Ikulu and Fadan-Kamanta axis in Kachia general area of Kaduna State will observe same movement from 31 July – 14 August 2021.
Locals in the general areas mentioned are therefore advised to go about their normal daily routine activities and report any breach of security to the nearest authority.
Furthermore, Battle inoculation which includes live firing of small arms and artillery weapons will also be conducted within the general exercise area in Kachia.
Therefore, locals of Aninkwa, Insane and neighbouring communities are advised to stay away from the live firing area during the period of the exercise.
In our part, all necessary measures and arrangement were put in place to ensure safety in the exercise areas.
Also, NDA will embark on various civil military Cooperation activities including commissioning of boreholes as well as free medical outreach in Kachia, Kaduna State as part of the activities for Exercise Camp Highland.
We wish to appeal for the cooperation from the local communities directly affected by the Exercise and Nigerians as a whole as we train future leaders for our Armed Forces.
Mohd Jajira Academy Public Relations Officer
23 July 2021