Nigerian Defence Academy says it will commence Exercise Camp Highland for Army cadets of a sixty-seven regular course and short service course forty-six at Heipang and Shere hills in Plateau State and Kachia in Kaduna State between the fifth and Twenty-sixth of this month.
This was contained in a statement in Kaduna by the Academy’s Public Relations Officer Major Abubakar Abdullahi.
Major Abubakar Abdullahi explained that the exercise is designed to test cadets’ leadership qualities, endurance, map reading, command and control capabilities, among other military competences as well as 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.
According to the statement, during the three-week exercise, NDA will embark on various civil-military cooperation activities in the exercise area in Kachia and Jos, adding that battle inoculation which includes the live firing of small arms and artillery weapons will also be conducted.
The statement advised locals of Aninkwan, Insame and neighbouring communities to stay away from the live firing area during the period of the exercise from the Twenty-first to the Twenty-sixth of this month.
It further appealed for cooperation from local communities affected by the exercise directly and Nigerians as a whole as the Academy train future military leaders for the country’s Armed forces.