By Joy Odor
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna is to commence EXERCISE CAMP HIGHLAND for the final outdoor exercise for Army cadets of 67 Regular Course and Short Service Course 46.
A statement from the Academy Public Relations Officer, Major ABUBAKAR ABDULLLAHI on Thursday said the exercise is slated from 5 to 25 July 2020 at HEIPANG and SHERE HILLS, Jos, Plateau State as well as KACHIA, Kaduna State, where it will conclude with the tactical phase.
It said the Exercise is designed to test cadets’ leadership qualities, endurance, map reading, command and control capabilities among other military competences.
It is also a major platform used to ascertain the level of preparedness of final year Army cadets before their commissioning as officers in the Nigerian Armed Forces.
Communities living around HEIPANG and SHERE HILLS in BARKIN LADI and JOS, Plateau State respectively are not to panic on seeing unusually large movement of military personnel, vehicles and equipment in the general area from 5 to 11 July 2020.
The statement urged residents of ANGWAN PATACHI, ANTAI, GADANAJI and KUTURAN BUZU in KACHIA LGA of Kaduna State to observe same movement from 11 to 25 July 2020.
Locals are therefore advised to continue their daily routine activities accordingly and report any breach of security to the nearest authority.
It noted that during the 3 weeks exercise, NDA will embark on various Civil-Military Cooperation activities in the Exercise area in KACHIA and JOS.
The battle inoculation which include live firing of small arms and artillery weapons will also be conducted within the general exercise area in KACHIA.
Locals of ANINKWAN, INSAME and neighbouring communities are advised to please stay away from the live firing area during the period of the Exercise from 21 to 25 July 2020.
It appeal for cooperation from local communities affected by the Exercise directly and Nigerians as a whole as we train future military leaders for our Armed Forces. Thank you for your continued cooperation.