May 29: Police beef up security at Aso Villa, Eagle Square

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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has beefed up security presence at and around the Eagle Square in Abuja, ahead of May 29 presidential inauguration.

Force spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, said operatives would also be deployed to man all Nigerian borders, seaports, and airports.

CSP Adejobi said operatives would equally be deployed to man the entry and exit points of the capital city and other critical government installations.

He explained that personnel for the inauguration were drawn from Special Forces namely, the Police Mobile Force, Counter-Terrorism Unit, Special Protection Unit, Anti-Bomb Squad, FIB-Intelligence Response Team and the Special Tactical Squad, among others.

Also deployed by the police are helicopters and drones for aerial surveillance in Abuja and its environs as well as water cannons and armoured personnel carriers.

He further revealed that the police and other security operatives would be located along routes to-and-from the inauguration ground while vehicular movements would be diverted along some routes including the Goodluck Jonathan Expressway by Court of Appeal; Deeper Life Junction, POWA/FCDA junction, finance junction by ECOWAS/Women Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Eagle Square Phase One and Phase two.


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