Acting on a tip-off of a planned protest by some aggrieved party members, armed policemen were on Wednesday drafted to the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Police operatives from the Wuse Division of the Federal Capital Command in not less than six patrol vehicles were positioned at strategic places along and around Blantyre street, leading to the party Secretariat.
The Nation gathered that the presence of the armed policemen within and around the Secretariat was at the instance of the party leadership following a security report that some “disgruntled party members are planning to protest at the secretariat.”
As early as 11:30 am security was tightened as all roads leading to the party Secretariat were sealed up and armed Policemen were seen conducting searches on humans and vehicles moving towards the party Secretariat.
Patrol vehicles were strategically positioned at both Valencia Hotel and Barcelona Hotel ends of Balantrye Street while another van was postponed directly behind the Secretariat along Ibrahim Babangida Way to forestall any attempt for the protesters to gain easy access into the secretariat.
By 1.39 pm personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) Special Force, on a patrol van and power bikes, were seen patrolling along Blantyre Street to provide additional security backups.