The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has stated that human and material resources have been deployed across the region to ensure that the Presidential inauguration on May 29 goes on smoothly.
Speaking in a statement issued by the command’s Spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh on Friday morning, it was revealed that the deployment consists of all intelligence and tactical assets at the command’s disposal, solidified with inter-agency collaboration.
Per the update, the above became imperative to “avert any form of threat on the nation’s democratic process”.
The PPRO said that the strategic operational deployment “is characterized by visibility policing across the territory, stop and search duty, intelligence-led raids on black spots, surveillance, vehicular/foot patrol, and diversions at strategic points namely:
1. Goodluck Jonathan Expressway by Court of Appeal
2. Deeper Life Junction,
3. Bond/Total Filling Station,
4. POWA/FCDA Junction,
5. Finance Junction by ECOWAS/Women Affairs,
6 Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
7 Eagle Square ( Phase 1 & Phase 11),
8 Kur Muhammad Way / National Mosque,
9 Abia House
10 NITEL Junction by Ademola Adetokunbo,
11 Gana Junction/Transcorp,
12 Bayelsa House by Federal High Court,
13 Aso Drive,
14 Ceddi Plaza
15 NNPC Twin Tower and
Speaking further, she added that the general public has been alerted by the Commissioner of Police, FCT command, Haruna G. Garba on proposed fireworks on the eve of the inauguration at the City Gate and the Millennium Tower.
While asking residents not to panic, Adeh revealed that the fireworks will be carried out by Messrs Innate Arts and Media.
“Other diversion points are Eagle Square ( Phase 1 & Phase 11), Kur Muhammad Way/National Mosque, Abia House, NITEL Junction by Ademola Adetokunbo and Gana Junction/Transcorp.
“Traffic will also be diverted at Bayelsa House by Federal High Court, Aso Drive, Ceddi Plaza, NNPC Twin Tower and NNPC/NBS.”
“The command equally wishes to notify the public of proposed fireworks scheduled to take place on the eve of the inauguration, midnight of May 28 at the City Gate and the Millennium Tower, to usher in the new administration.
“The fireworks will be carried out by Messrs Innate Arts and Media,” part of the statement reads.
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