Macron’s visit: Guards Brigade alerts Abuja residents of heavy artillery gunfire (SUN)

Macron’s visit: Guards Brigade alerts Abuja residents of heavy artillery gunfire (SUN)

The Guards Brigade, Nigerian Army, has alerted residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) not to panic as it is set to carry out the traditional firing of artillery gun salute for the visiting President of France Emmanuel Macron, on Tuesday.

The artillery gun salute according to the Public Relations Officer, Capt. Haruna Timothy Tagwai, would take place at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Tagwai specifically alerted the public especially those living within the Airport and its environs not to panic at the sound of the simulated firing of military weapons later Tuesday, saying it was part of the ceremonial  activities lined up for the visiting President who is on a two day visit to Nigeria.

The Guards Brigade is charged with the responsibilities of providing security for the president, his immediate family and other top VIPs as well as provide security for the FCT and its surrounding states Read more

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