The Nigerian Police Force has deployed its men on security duties in and around the Eagle Square in Abuja, and Nigerian borders, seaports, and airports ahead of the May 29 inauguration of the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer, made this known in a statement, Thursday.
Adejobi further said personnel would likewise be deployed to man entry and exit points of Abuja and other key government installations.
Personnel for the inauguration were drawn from Special Forces namely, the Police Mobile Force, Counter-Terrorism Unit, Special Protection Unit, Anti-Bomb Squad, FIB-Intelligence Response Team and the Special Tactical Squad, among others, he said.
The police have also deployed helicopters and drones for aerial surveillance in Abuja and environs, as well as water cannons and armoured personnel carriers.
The police spokesman stated that police and other security operatives would be located along routes to-and-from the inauguration ground, while vehicular movement would be diverted along some routes including the Goodluck Jonathan Expressway by Court of Appeal; Deeper Life Junction, POWA/FCDA Junction, Finance Junction by ECOWAS/Women Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Eagle Square Phase One and Phase two.