Nigerian Army has asked Federal Capital Territory (FCT) residents not to panic upon hearing gunshots on Tuesday and Wednesday, 1st December 2021.
This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations Guards Brigade, Captain Godfrey Anebi Abakpa said the firing of artillery guns was part of activities in honour of visiting the South African President to Nigeria.
According to the statement, “the President of the Republic of South Africa will undertake a two-day working visit to Nigeria from 30th November to 1st December 2021.
“Part of the activities in honour of the visiting president would be the provision of Guard of Honour at the Presidential Villa, Abuja and the firing of 21-gun salute during the occasion.
“Given the above, you are requested to inform the general public, especially those living within Asokoro and its environs not to panic at the sound of the simulated firing of Artillery Guns during the Guard of Honour parade.”