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Army commences shooting exercise in Lagos


The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army in Lagos, on Tuesday, commenced its shooting exercise for officers and soldiers in military skills.

General Officer Commanding of the division, Maj.-Gen. Isidore Edet, while speaking with journalists at 243 Battalion, Badagry, said the exercise was aimed at improving the proficiency of personnel.

”It is a routine training exercise. This really relates to what the Nigerian army and military is doing in the north east. ”We have to teach our troops the basics,” he said.

He said the training was to ensure soldiers could be mentally fit and alert.

”The military continues to train and retrain troops whether there is problem or not,” he said.

The GOC added that the training was also to improve on the competence of personnel which was aimed at maintaining a professional force.

Gen. Edet said that the officers and men undergoing the training would come out better equipped.

The exercise which is to last for four days is taking place at Ibereko, Badagry, in Lagos.

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