Nigeria Army Fortifies Abuja Ahead Of Independence Day Celebration

In a statement issued by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Guard Brigade, Godfrey Abakpa, on Monday in Abuja, the Nigerian Army has urged residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) not to panic as it moves heavy military equipment across the capital ahead of the nation’s 61st Independence celebration.

Commander, Guards Brigade, Mohammed Usman, who disclosed this said there would be movement of heavy military equipment into the FCT and environs to forestall any anticipated attacks by bandits and terrorists during the Independence Day celebration on October 1.

“The general public is hereby notified not to panic at the sight of the military equipment which will be used purposely for the Independence Day parade celebrations,” he concluded.

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