By Augustine Ehikioya
To test physical fitness, skills among other qualities, the Nigerian Army Women Corps (NAWC) will commence a 7 day Field Training Exercise (FTX) for its troops from 27 August – 2 September, 2022 in Giri-Gwagwalada general area, Abuja.
A statement by the Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, NAWC, Captain Hashimu Sa’ad Abdullahi, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), said the exercise is designed to test the troop’s “Leadership skills, Physical fitness, Team work, Military Operations Other than War among other military drills.”
The exercise, it said, would also provide a platform to ascertain troops’ preparedness towards supporting all the Nigerian Army’s engagements.
The statement enjoined communities living around Gwagwalada, Giri, Tugan Maji, Ana-Gada, Gudumba, Tagilogo and Makalma in Abuja not to panic on seeing mass movement of military personnel, vehicles and equipment in the general area from 27 August – 2 September, 2022.
“Residents in the general areas mentioned are therefore enjoined to go about their normal daily routine activities and report any breach of security to the nearest authority,” it stated.
The statement also urged members of the communities to stay away from the exercise area during the entire period of the FTX.