Tinubu inauguration: Police beef up security in FCT, announces traffic diversions

February 22nd, 2024 7:56 pm

Tinubu inauguration: Police beef up security in FCT, announces traffic diversions

The Federal Capital Territory’s FCT Police Command reports that it has distributed personnel and material resources across the territory’s nooks and crannies to guarantee that the event is secure and peaceful in advance of the presidential inauguration slated for Monday, May 29.

The deployment, which consists of all intelligence and tactical assets at the command’s disposal and is supported by inter-agency cooperation, was prompted by the need to “avert any form of threat on the nation’s democratic process,” according to a statement released by the command’s spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, on Friday morning.

The strategic operational deployment is described in the PPRO as “being characterized by visibility police across the area, stop and search duty, intelligence-led raids on black spots, surveillance, vehicular/foot patrol, and diversions at strategic points, namely:

1. Court of Appeal’s Goodluck Jonathan Expressway
Second Life Junction,
3. the Bond/Total Filling Station
Four (4) POWA/FCDA Junction,
5. Finance Junction by Women Affairs and ECOWAS,
Department of Foreign Affairs,
Phase 1 and Phase 11 of 7 Eagle Square,
National Mosque, 8 Kur Muhammad Way
10 NITEL Junction at 9 Abia House by Ademola Adetokunbo
Gana Junction/Transcorp No. 11,
By the Federal High Court, 12 Bayelsa House
16 NNPC/NBS, 13 Aso Drive, 14 Ceddi Plaza, and 15 NNPC Twin Tower.

According to her, Haruna G. Garba, the FCT command’s commissioner of police, also informed the public about planned fireworks to bring in the new administration at the City Gate and the Millennium Tower on the eve of the inauguration.

The police chief urged the public not to panic and stated that it is anticipated that Messrs. Innate Arts and Media will perform the fireworks.

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