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Army alerts public on firing of 21-gun salute ahead presidential inauguration

Brigade of Guards, Nigerian Army, Monday in Abuja alerted the general public on firing of artillery guns for Presidential Inauguration and Swearing-in-Ceremony come May 29.

This information is contained in a statement issued by Maj. Charles Ekeocha, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations in the Guards Brigade.

The statement quoted Ekeocha 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 that “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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