– President Buhari is planing to visit Jos, Plateau state
– President’s two-day working visit to the state will start today, Thursday, March 8
– Security has been tightened up in most parts of Jos, Plateau state, ahead of his arrival
Security has been tightened up in most parts of Jos, Plateau state, ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day working visit to the North-Central state.
Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria who went round the city observed heavy security presence with fierce-looking armed personnel in areas considered as flash points.
It was observed that armoured tanks were positioned around many roundabouts in the city centre, while various teams of security personnel in siren-blaring vehicles were seen patrolling the city.
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Police public relations officer, Terna Tyopev said the strategy was to ensure “visibility policing” and facilitate quick response to distress calls.
He said: ”The heavy presence of the security personnel is deterrent in nature; it will create fear among members of the public, particularly those with evil intention.”
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Buhari, who is visiting Plateau for the first time since he became president in 2015, is expected to inaugurate some road projects and to also declare open the state’s tractor ownership scheme.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that there are reports that President Buhari would visit Ebonyi state on Tuesday, November 14, in a bid to woo the people of southeast to support the APC.
The president is expected to arrive Enugu on Tuesday en route Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital.
He is expected to be in Ebonyi for one day before leaving to Anambra state on Wednesday to hold meetings with APC members ahead of the Saturday governorship election in the state before returning to Abuja.
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