Security has been beefed up at Eagle Square, in the Three Arms Zone of Abuja for the 62nd Independence Military Parade.
Police patrol vans, manned by armed policemen, are stationed at strategic locations around Eagles Square while a stop and search operation is ongoing.
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Vehicular movements are restricted and several vehicles are also being turned back by security operatives.
NAN reports that officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), were also seen on patrol with K9 dogs.
Ms Comfort Okomanyi, a spokesperson of the FCT command of the NSCDC, said that Eagle Square and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at large are so far peaceful.
She said that men of the NSCDC were on standby, surveillance and undercover duties to ensure the city was adequately secured.
She said that the operatives had also been deployed to the city’s critical national assets and infrastructures to prevent attacks and vandalism by hoodlums.
She further said that the Corps would continue to work with other security agencies in ensuring Nigeria’s 62nd anniversary was peaceful. (NAN)