Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Army Alerts Public To Firing Of 21 Gun Salute For Presidential Inauguration

The Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Monday in Abuja alerted the public to the firing of artillery guns for the presidential inauguration and swearing in ceremony come May 29.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Charles Ekeocha, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations in the Guards Brigade. The statement quoted Mr. Ekeocha, a major general, as saying, “Rehearsal for the presidential inauguration and swearing in ceremony has commenced since May 4 at the Eagle Square, Abuja.”

He said the rehearsal involved firing of the traditional 21 gun salute.

He stated, “The practice session for the 21 gun salute will take place on May 20 and May 25, and on the inauguration day, May 29.

“The public is hereby notified, especially those living within Asokoro area of Abuja and its environ not to panic at the sound of simulated firing of military weapons during the dates.”


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