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May 29 swearing-in: Police divert traffic in Abuja

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The Nigeria Police Force announced traffic diversions ahead of the May 29 Presidential inauguration ceremony slated to hold at the Eagle Square in Abuja.

In a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer in the Federal Capital Territory, SP Josephine Adeh, on Friday, said the diversion points are Goodluck Jonathan Expressway by Court of Appeal, Deeper Life Junction, Bond/Total Filling Station, POWA/FCDA Junction, Finance Junction by ECOWAS/Women Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Adeh stated, “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 SP stated that the command had also deployed human and material resources consisting of Intelligence and tactical assets across the nooks and crannies of the FCT to ensure a safe and peaceful Inauguration.

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She said these measures will ensure a peaceful atmosphere during the inauguration and to avert any form of threat on the nation’s democratic process

Adeh further stated that the operational deployment was characterised by visibility policing across the territory, stop and search duty, intelligence-led raids on black spots, surveillance and vehicular/foot patrol.

“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,” she said.

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