Tight security ring round Presidential Villa
Following the jailbreak attempt by Boko Haram suspects at the State Security Service (SSS) Headquarters Abuja and the ensuing sporadic shootings, security was on Sunday beefed up around the Presidential Villa.
The SSS Headquarters is adjacent to Gate 7 entrance to the Presidential Villa.
The left end of the SSS Headquarters building adjacent to the Gate 7 now have fully armed military men stationed at the junction.
Another fully armed military personnel and vehicle is also stationed on the Aso Drive before the SSS Headquarters when driving from the flyover from Luigi Barracks.
Security has also been beefed up in the front of the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, which is beside the Presidential Villa.
The two-lane road directly in front of the Force Headquarters have been fully barricated with Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC). Before yesterday, only one of the lane was barricated.
But security presence at the other two gates to the Presidential Villa, the one by the Supreme Court and Fire Service buildings were normal as at press time yesterday. Movement within the Villa was also normal.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, on his Twitter account said: “What happened at the SSS HQs has nothing to do with the Villa. President Jonathan is safe and well. Thank you for your concern and support.”
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