The 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu has announced it will hold a week long military exercise in the South East and Cross River State.

The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Office 82 Division, Col. Aliyu Yusuf, who made the announcement in a statement in Enugu on Saturday, appealed to appeal in a statement advised residents not to panic because of massive movement of troops, military vehicles and weapons.

“The exercise is the 2019 Combat Proficiency Competition for Formations under the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army,” Yusuf said.

“The 82 Division Garrison will host 2019 Combat Proficiency Competition for formations under the 82 Division from Monday, Aug. 19 to Friday, Aug. 23 between 8 a.m. and 5p.m. daily.

“The exercise, which is a routine military activity in line with Army Headquarters 2019 Training Directive, is aimed at fostering spirit-de-corps, improve physical fitness and cultivate healthy rivalry among the competing formations within the Division.

“Participants for the exercise will be drawn from the Division’s Headquarters and all formations under its command.”

Yusuf said all activities for the exercise would take place within Enugu except the shooting competition which would be held at 34 Artillery Brigade Range in Owerri.

He explained that the exercise would necessitate movement of military vehicles, weapons and contingents for the exercise from the different Brigades to Headquarters 82 Division in Enugu and subsequently, to and fro 34 Artillery Brigade Shooting Range in Owerri.

“In view of this, residents of Enugu, Ebonyi, Cross River and Imo States, including states where other formations under the Division are located, should please go about their daily activities without panic.”