Nigerians React As Police Fixes Shooting Exercise On Same Day With Atiku’s Rally In Cross Rivers

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Plans by the Police Command in Cross Rivers state to have a shooting range exercise at Akpabuyo Local Government Area today has raised serious concerns among Nigerians.

The reactions are stemming because the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, party members and supporters in the party have scheduled their rally to hold on Friday (Today) also.

Naija News understands that the arrangement about the visit in the state had been on top gear but the provision of security at the venue, airport and other areas to be visited by PDP presidential candidate was not adequate.

The state government has closed all schools(Primary and secondary) as efforts to provide a conducive environment for the schools.

But the State Police command in a press statement made available to journalists in the state said the Command has decided to move a large number of its personnel to Asabanka Shooting Range in Akpabuyo LGA on Friday, February 8th, 2019.

The statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Ms Irene Ugbo stated, “The Cross River State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that, officers and men of the Cross River State Police Command, Calabar will embark on shooting practice at Asabanka shooting range in Akpabuyo Local Government Area.

“By this announcement, members of the public, all occupants and farmers of the said environ are advised not to engage in any activity within the area until the exercise is over. This is to avoid being caught by stray bullets please,” the statement added.

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