Saturday, May 3, 2014

5,000 police and soldiers to be deployed for world Economic forum on Africa which begin on wednesday in Abuja

President Goodluck Jonathan's government says 5,000 police and soldiers will be deployed for the World Economic Forum on Africa, which begins on Wednesday.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and the presidents of Rwanda, Senegal and Kenya will be among international as well as African figures at the forum.
While the official reason for closing all schools and government offices in Abuja is to ensure traffic flows smoothly.

Fewer vehicles on the roads should enable stricter searches and cut the number of potential targets for further bomb attacks, he adds.
"The government has taken the strongest measures to ensure a safe forum. We ask participants not to let terror win," Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said in a statement.

In a separate development, the US embassy has warned its citizens of a planned "unspecified attack" on one of two Sheraton hotels in Lagos.
The finance minister said the security measures were aimed at calming nerves but told Nigerian media the focus on returning the abducted girls to their families was "much more important".

Reference: BBC

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