Ahead of the Presidential inauguration scheduled for Monday, May 29, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Police Command says it has deployed human and material resources across the nooks and crannies of the territory to ensure that the event is safe and peaceful.
A statement issued on Friday morning by the command’s spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, said the deployment which consists of all intelligence and tactical assets at the Command’s disposal, solidified with inter-agency collaboration, was borne out of the need to “avert any form of threat on the nation’s democratic process”.
According to the PPRO, 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
She said the Commissioner of Police, FCT command, Haruna G. Garba equally alerted the general public of proposed fireworks scheduled to take place on the eve of the inauguration, at the City Gate and the Millennium Tower, to usher in the new administration.
Asking residents not to panic, the police boss said the fireworks is expected to be carried out by Messrs Innate Arts and Media.