The 301 Artillery Regiment General Support Gombe has urged residents of Liji community, Yalmatu Deba Local Government Area, where its range is sited, not to panic over the sounds of weapons.

In a statement titled, ‘Annual range classification 2023’, signed by Assistant Director, Army Public Relations Officer, Captain Mazinho Attah, the army said the training was geared towards improving the handling of weapons by officers.

According to Attah, the range classification which is its second annual event will be held at the military range from August 15 to 17.

The statement partly read, “In line with the training directive of the Nigerian Army for year 2023, the 301 Artillery Regiment (General Support Gombe) will conduct its second annual range classification from 15th -17th August, 2023 at the military range, Liji.

“The aim is to improve weapon handling capacity of personnel under command. The residents at the range area are please requested not to panic on hearing sounds of weapons fired and to equally keep off from the area within the stated period.

“In view of the aforementioned, I am directed to kindly request you disseminate the information through your esteemed medium. Your usual co-operation is highly appreciated. Please accept the assurance and warm regards of the Commander.”