Security has been stepped up in Abuja in readiness for a youth solidarity rally in support of President Goodluck Jonathan which will hold on Thursday.
Security operatives, mostly officers of the Nigeria Army have been stationed at strategic entry points and locations within the capital city, with every vehicle entering the metropolis subjected to series of security checkpoints.
Terror attacks suspected to have been perpetrated by Islamist sect Boko Haram have become frequent in the North in the past few days heightening fears in the region. A large gathering of people seem a possible target of suicide bombing which is becoming rampant in the country, hence the heavy security in the nation’s capital.
The youth rally being organised under the auspices of the Jonathan Youth Vanguard and Niger Delta Youth Leaders Council (NDYLC) is said to involve over 500 other pro-Jonathan support groups and organisations around the country with the aim of assembling about one million youths that are in support of Jonathan’s 2015 re-election bid.