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Independence artillery firing: Nigerian Army urges Abuja residents not to panic

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The Guards Brigade has urged Abuja residents not to panic as there would be artillery Hun firing during the nation’s 61st Independence Anniversary Parade holding at Eagle Square on Oct. 1.

The Commander, Guards Brigade, Mohammed Usman, disclosed this in a statement by the Guards spokesperson, Capt. Godfrey Abakpa, on Tuesday, in Abuja.

Usman said that the parade would involve a ceremonial parade and traditional firing of Artillery Gun during the occasion.

He urged those living within Asokoro and environs not to panic at the sound of the simulated firing of artillery guns during the anniversary parade.


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