Police to shut down Abuja for Jonathan’s declaration

Suleiman AbbaBusiness and other activities will ground to a halt on Tuesday, November 11, as President Goodluck Jonathan publicly declares his intention to contest the February 14, 2015 presidential election.

Mostly affected are roads in and out of Eagle Square, the venue of the declaration.

The notice of the impending shut down was issued by the Nigeria Police Force on Monday.

“This is to alert the public of a major event taking place at Eagle Square Abuja tomorrow Tuesday, 11thNovember, 2014,” a statement by Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, reads.

“Members of the public,” the statement continues,“are advised to use alternative routes, as vehicular traffic will be diverted from most of the roads leading in and out of Eagle Square Central Business District, Abuja between 0500am and 0800pm of Tuesday, 11th November, 2014.

“The Nigeria Police Force regrets any inconvenience the person of vehicular movements within the area may cause members of the public, as this is one of the proactive security measures put in place to avoid break down of law and order in the area and Abuja at large.”

Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, will co-ordinate activities of his men.