Independence day: Army prepares firing of artillery gun salute

Independence day: Army prepares firing of artillery gun salute

- The Nigerian Army will be firing artillery gun salute to mark the country's 59th independence day anniversary

- Members of the public especially those living within Asokoro, Maitama and its environs have been urged not to panic on hearing sound of firing of weapons during the period

- Tuesday, October 1, will make it 59 years Nigeria has been an independent country after being colonised for several years by Britain

As part of the ceremonial activities to mark Nigeria's 59th independence day anniversary, there will be a traditional firing artillery gun salute by the Nigerian Army during the occasion.

The disclosure was made by the army assistant director of public relations, Captain Haruna Tagwai, PR Nigeria reports.

Legit.ng gathers that the independence day parade is scheduled to hold at the Fore Court of the presidential villa in Abuja.

The army urged members of the public especially those living within Asokoro, Maitama and its environs not to panic over firing of heavy artillery guns during the aforementioned period.

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Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government announced Tuesday, October 1, as public holiday to celebrate the country’s 59th independence anniversary.

The permanent secretary of the ministry of interior, Georgina Ehuriah, made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday, September 25.

According to her, the head of the ministry, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the development known on behalf of the government.

Aregbesola therefore congratulated the citizens of the country on the celebration of this year’s anniversary, as he assured the citizens of peace and an end to all forms of insecurity.

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He also called on Nigerians to foster the unity in the country and support the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in his aim at making the country secure, free of corruption and economically stable and strong.

Aregbesola said: ”As Nigerians, we should always remember that there is hope for our country and that we are blessed with both human and natural resources, tourism, cultural diversity, selfless spirit of unity and love for one another."

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